noun, adjective Chiefly British.
Origin of parlor
Examples from the Web for parlour
Contemporary Examples of parlour
The Lost PaintingBy Jonathan Harr Not all of us have lost paintings by Caravaggio in our parlour.Alexander McCall Smith’s Art Book Bag
Alexander McCall Smith
September 4, 2012
Historical Examples of parlour
I found my mother and sister together in my sister's parlour.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
In about ten minutes after my return to the parlour Lady Susan entered the room.
As soon as I was tolerably composed I returned to the parlour.
He stood still in the middle of the parlour, and looked into the kitchen in silence.
Nothing in the world would have induced Ossipon to go into the parlour.
Word Origin for parlour
chiefly British English spelling of parlor (q.v.).
c.1200, parlur, "window through which confessions were made," also "apartment in a monastery for conversations with outside persons;" from Old French parleor "courtroom, judgment hall, auditorium" (12c., Modern French parloir), from parler "to speak" (see parley (n.)).
Sense of "sitting room for private conversation" is late 14c.; that of "show room for a business" (e.g. ice cream parlor) first recorded 1884. As an adjective, "advocating radical views from a position of comfort," 1910.