noun, plural sa·lons [suh-lonz; French sa-lawn] /səˈlɒnz; French saˈlɔ̃/.
- the Salon, an annual exhibition of works of art by living artists, originally held at the Salon d'Apollon: it became, during the 19th century, the focal point of artistic controversy and was identified with academicism and official hostility to progress in art.
- a national exhibition of works of art by living artists: Salon des Refusés; Salon des Indépendants.
Origin of salon
Examples from the Web for salon
The other Twitter topic you are well known for is the topic of Salon.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire|William O’Connor|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Mary Elizabeth Williams of Salon labels the show a “crass stunt” on a “bottom-feeding vortex of sadness network.”Your Husband Is Definitely Gay: TLC’s Painful Portrait of Mormonism|Samantha Allen|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The idea to invest in their own hair company came from Miko after seeing how clients at their salon responded to her natural hair.Goodbye To A Natural Hair Guru: Miss Jessie's Cofounder Titi Branch Dead At 45|Danielle Belton|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At Salon, Alecia Phonesavanh recounts the latest gut-wrenching iteration of the pattern.
Matrisciana later admitted to Salon that it was he, the producer of the film, who was behind the curtain.
She peeped into the salon, drew back, reflected a moment, and entered.
But brilliant conversation, probably, such as one hears in a European salon.Black Oxen|Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Yes; the stranger's bedroom was next her own, and she had no salon.Franklin Kane|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
I remained out of the salon, and only returned when the tea-table was brought in.The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912|Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
In 1854 for the first time two pictures signed by Dor appeared on the walls of the Salon.In the Heart of Vosges|Matilda Betham-Edwards
British Dictionary definitions for salon
- a hall for exhibiting works of art
- such an exhibition, esp one showing the work of living artists
Word Origin for salon
Word Origin and History for salon
1690s, "large room or apartment in a palace or great house," from French salon "reception room" (17c.), from Italian salone "large hall," from sala "hall," from a Germanic source (cf. Old English sele, Old Norse salr "hall," Old High German sal "hall, house," German Saal), from Proto-Germanic *salaz, from PIE *sel- (1) "human settlement" (cf. Old Church Slavonic selo "courtyard, village," Polish siolo, Russian selo "village," Lithuanian sala "village").
Sense of "reception room of a Parisian lady" is from 1810; meaning "gathering of fashionable people" first recorded 1888 (the woman who hosts one is a salonnière). Meaning "annual exhibition of contemporary paintings and sculpture in Paris" is from its originally being held in one of the salons of the Louvre. Meaning "establishment for hairdressing and beauty care" is from 1913.