parlance


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par·lance

 (pär′ləns)
n.
1. A particular manner of speaking; idiom: legal parlance.
2. Speech, especially a conversation or parley.

[Middle French, from Old French, from parler, to speak; see parley.]

parlance

(ˈpɑːləns)
n
1. a particular manner of speaking, esp when specialized; idiom: political parlance.
2. archaic any discussion, such as a debate
[C16: from Old French, from parler to talk, via Medieval Latin from Late Latin parabola speech, parable; compare parley]

par•lance

(ˈpɑr ləns)

n.
1. a way or manner of speaking; vernacular; jargon: legal parlance.
2. speech, esp. a formal discussion or debate.
3. talk; parley.
[1570–80; < Anglo-French < Old French <parler to speak; see parley]

parlance

A particular way of speaking, or the specialized idiom of a particular group of people.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parlance - a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language
formulation, expression - the style of expressing yourself; "he suggested a better formulation"; "his manner of expression showed how much he cared"

parlance

noun language, talk, speech, tongue, jargon, idiom, lingo (informal), phraseology, manner of speaking He is, in common parlance, a `sad loser'.

parlance

noun
Choice of words and the way in which they are used:
Translations
SprachgebrauchSprachverwendung
kõneviis
kielipuhetapaslangi

parlance

[ˈpɑːləns] Nlenguaje m
in common parlanceen lenguaje corriente
in technical parlanceen lenguaje técnico

parlance

[ˈpɑːrləns] n
in common parlance → en langage courant

parlance

n in common/modern parlanceim allgemeinen/modernen Sprachgebrauch; in technical/legal parlancein der Fachsprache/Rechtssprache

parlance

[ˈpɑːləns] n in common/modern parlancenel linguaggio comune/moderno
References in classic literature ?
In vulgar parlance the condiments of a repast are called by the American "a relish," substituting the thing for its effect.
A technical sense has been affixed to the term "appellate," which, in our law parlance, is commonly used in reference to appeals in the course of the civil law.
In common parlance men speak of those whom they honour and love as 'coming first' with them.
He had recognised in me a ship's officer, very possibly looking for a berth like himself, and so far a comrade, but still a man belonging to that sparsely-peopled after-end of a ship, where a great part of her reputation as a "good ship," in seaman's parlance, is made or marred.
In the present instance, as we have already hinted, the castle, as Judge Templeton’s dwelling was termed in common parlance, came to be the model, in some one or other of its numerous excellences, for every aspiring edifice within twenty miles of it.
When he told us of a man in a pew, of the change in the bride's manner, of so transparent a device for obtaining a note as the dropping of a bouquet, of her resort to her confidential maid, and of her very significant allusion to claim-jumping--which in miners' parlance means taking possession of that which another person has a prior claim to--the whole situation became absolutely clear.
She is not what in common parlance is called a lady," said Angel, unflinchingly, "for she is a cottager's daughter, as I am proud to say.
In that time he colored the parlance of the English-speaking race, and formed upon himself every minor talent attempting fiction.
At King William Island, in the Admiralties, Kwaque had made, in the parlance of the South Pacific, a pier-head jump.
It was a case, in the parlance of thieves and police, of "rail-roading.
For such destruction of property innocent men were frequently punished-- "railroaded" in the parlance of the times.
Nicholas, therefore, not being a high-spirited young man according to common parlance, and deeming it a greater degradation to borrow, for the supply of his necessities, from Newman Noggs, than to teach French to the little Kenwigses for five shillings a week, accepted the offer with the alacrity already described, and betook himself to the first floor with all convenient speed.