Definition of parlance in English:


Syllabification: par·lance
Pronunciation: /ˈpärləns


  • A particular way of speaking or using words, especially a way common to those with a particular job or interest: dated terms that were once in common parlance medical parlance
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    • Then of course we have the emergence of words like funner and funnest into common parlance.
    • It is common parlance and part of our living language.
    • Freudian language has seeped into common parlance like that of no other writer since Shakespeare.
    jargon, language, phraseology, talk, speech, argot, patois, cant
    informal lingo, -ese, -speak


late 16th century (denoting speech or debate): from Old French, from parler 'speak', from Latin parabola 'comparison' (in late Latin 'speech').

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