Definition of palm court in English:

palm court

noun

  • 1A large room or patio, especially in a hotel, decorated with palm trees.

  • 2Light orchestral music of a type formerly played in the palm courts of hotels, etc. Frequently attributive, as "palm court music", "palm court number", etc.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Blackwood's Magazine. From palm + court.

Pronunciation

palm court

/ˈpɑːm kɔːt//ˌpɑːm ˈkɔːt/