parlance

  • 1 Parlance — Par lance (p[aum]r lans), n. [OF., fr. F. parler to speak. See {Parley}.] Conversation; discourse; talk; diction; phrase; as, in legal parlance; in common parlance. [1913 Webster] A hate of gossip parlance and of sway. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 parlance — (n.) 1570s, :way of speaking,: from Anglo French (c.1300) and O.Fr. parlance, from O.Fr. parlaunce, from parler to speak (see PARLEY (Cf. parley)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 parlance — ► NOUN ▪ a way of using words associated with a particular subject: medical parlance. ORIGIN Old French, from parler speak …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 parlance — [pär′ləns] n. [Anglo Fr parlaunce < OFr < parler: see PARLEY] 1. Archaic conversation; esp., parley or debate 2. a style or manner of speaking or writing; language; idiom [military parlance] …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 parlance — I noun address, allocution, choice of words, command of idiom, command of language, command of words, conference, conversation, delivery, diction, discourse, elocution, eloquence, expression, fashion, flow of language, flow of words, fluency,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 parlance — [n] idiom argot, colloquialism, dialect, diction, expression, idiosyncrasy, jargon, language, lingo*, localism, locution, patois, phrase, provincialism, set phrase, speech, street talk*, talk, tongue, vernacular; concept 275 …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 parlance — par|lance [ˈpa:ləns US ˈpa:r ] n [Date: 1500 1600; : Old French; Origin: parler; PARLEY] 1.) in medical/advertising etc parlance expressed in the words that a particular group of people would use ▪ In military parlance this is known as a fast… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 parlance — [[t]pɑ͟ː(r)ləns[/t]] N UNCOUNT: supp N, usu in N You use parlance when indicating that the expression you are using is normally used by a particular group of people. [FORMAL] Under the Communists local councils became, in official parlance,… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 parlance — noun in common/medical/advertising etc parlance expressed in words that most people, or a particular group of people, would use: This is called a unique selling proposition in advertising parlance …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 parlance — /pahr leuhns/, n. 1. a way or manner of speaking; vernacular; idiom: legal parlance. 2. speech, esp. a formal discussion or debate. 3. talk; parley. [1570 80; < AF; see PARLE, ANCE] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 11 parlance — par|lance [ parləns ] noun uncount FORMAL a way of speaking or using words: in official/ordinary parlance …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 parlance — [ pα:l(ə)ns] noun a particular way of using words, especially one common to those in a subject: medical parlance. Origin C16 (denoting speech or debate): from OFr., from parler speak , from L. parabola comparison (in late L. speech ) …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 13 parlance — noun for the character of Lyndsay Ann, she uses her most annoying Valley girl parlance Syn: jargon, language, phraseology, talk, speech, argot, patois, cant; informal lingo, ese, speak …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 parlance — UK [ˈpɑː(r)ləns] / US [ˈpɑrləns] noun [uncountable] formal a way of speaking or using words in official/ordinary parlance …

    English dictionary

  • 15 parlance — par•lance [[t]ˈpɑr ləns[/t]] n. 1) a way or manner of speaking; vernacular; jargon: legal parlance[/ex] 2) speech, esp. a formal discussion or debate 3) talk; parley • Etymology: 1570–80; < AF < OF < parler to speak; see parley …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 parlance — /ˈpaləns / (say pahluhns) noun 1. way of speaking, or language; idiom; vocabulary: legal parlance. 2. Obsolete talk; parley. {Anglo French, from parler speak, from Latin parabola. See parable} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 parlance — noun Etymology: Middle French, from Old French, from parler Date: 1577 1. speech; especially formal debate or parley 2. manner or mode of speech ; idiom …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 parlance — noun /ˈpɑː.ləns,ˈpɑɹ.ləns/ a) A certain way of speaking, of using words, especially when it comes to those with a particular job or interest. b) Speech, discussion or debate. Syn: jargon …

    Wiktionary

  • 19 parlance — Synonyms and related words: choice of words, composition, dialect, diction, expression, formulation, grammar, idiom, jargon, language, langue, lingo, lingua, locution, parole, personal usage, phrase, phraseology, phrasing, rhetoric, speech, talk …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 parlance — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. language, manner of speaking. See speech. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. speech, manner of speech, tongue; see language 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. language, idiom, lingo, speech, tongue,… …

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