What is parlour?

  • (noun): Reception room in an inn or club where visitors can be received.
    Synonyms: parlor
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Parlour (or parlor) is a name used for a variety of different reception rooms and public spaces in different historical periods.

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Parlour Music
... Parlour music is a type of popular music which, as the name suggests, is intended to be performed in the parlours of middle-class homes by amateur ... p.4, 17-18, 321) In contrast to the chord-based classical music era, parlour music features melodies which are harmonically independent or not determined by the harmony ... This produces parlour chords, many of them added tone chords if not extended such as the dominant thirteenth, added sixth, and major dominant ninth ...
Parlour Boarder
... A parlour boarder was a special category of lodger in 18th and 19th century England who lived permanently with another family, ate at their family ... Frequently the parlour-boarder had a rich guardian, or a fortune in the hands of trustees left for the education and maintenance of the child ... Parlour boarders were often the children of wealthy widows or widowers who could not cope or simply did not want to look after the child themselves, or their guardians ...
Parlour - Usage History
... The "outer parlour" was the room where the monks or nuns conducted business with those outside the monastery ... The "inner parlour" was located off the cloister next to the chapter house in the east range of the monastery and was used for necessary conversation between resident members ... It was the function of the "outer parlour" as the public antechamber of the monastery that elided into domestic architecture ...
Interiors Of Buda Castle - Archducal Apartments
... where guests were entertained, the great parlour, parlour, dining room (in the corner of the building with 2+3 windows), the Archduke's study, the Archduke's ... The great parlour was decorated with large paintings ...
Bokaro (Thermal) - Beauty Parlours and Salon
... In context to beauty parlour for females, there are several parlours in the region ... Among them, Rosy Beauty Parlour, located at Janta Nagar Colony, is the oldest in the locality, catering to the beauty needs for over 2 decades ... The concept of Unisex Parlours i.e ...

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    Examples are cited by soldiers, of men who have seen the cannon pointed, and the fire given to it, and who have stepped aside from he path of the ball. The terrors of the storm are chiefly confined to the parlour and the cabin.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)