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parley

División en sílabas: par·ley
Pronunciación: /ˈpärlē
 
/

Definición de parley en inglés:

sustantivo (plural parleys)

A conference between opposing sides in a dispute, especially a discussion of terms for an armistice.
Example sentences
  • Discussions, secret parleys and meetings, at various places, marked the last few days.
  • According to one story, they took unfair advantage by attacking when a parley was in progress.
  • In the halls of NBA front offices, in the power lunches, agent meetings and cell-phone parleys, it was a summer of impressive work by the league's best teams.
Sinónimos

verbo (parleys, parleying, parleyed)

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Hold a conference with the opposing side to discuss terms: they disagreed over whether to parley with the enemy
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • For two and a half months, the military command had parleyed and negotiated with the racialist thug and his group, which included both active and retired senior military and intelligence officers.
  • He refused to comment on rumors that the two companies are already parleying.
  • It continues a tradition of apt venues for the awards which for years were held in the Merchant Adventurers Hall in York - that wondrous 14th century Foss-side building where business people have gathered and parleyed for centuries.
Sinónimos
discuss terms, talk, hold talks, negotiate, deliberate
informal powwow

Origen

late Middle English (denoting speech or debate): perhaps from Old French parlee 'spoken', feminine past participle of the verb parler.

More
  • parable from (Middle English):

    The word parable is from an ecclesiastical Latin sense ‘discourse, allegory’ of Latin parabola ‘comparison’. The source is Greek parabolē ‘placing side by side, application’, from para- ‘beside’ and bolē ‘a throw’. The Latin parabola came to be used for the symmetrical curve in the late 16th century, and the same Latin root lies behind parley and parole [both LME]. See also palaver, parliament, ballistic

Words that rhyme with parley

Bali, barley, Cali, Carly, Charlie, Dali, Diwali, finale, gnarly, Gurkhali, Kali, Kigali, Mali, Marley, marly, Pali, snarly, Somali, Svengali, tamale

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