Definition of parlance in English:

parlance

noun

mass noun
  • 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’
    • ‘It is true that these are terms of public parlance, rather than of popular speech.’
    • ‘In ordinary parlance, a conspiracy theory describes something preposterous or paranoid.’
    • ‘In common academic parlance, a removal from the classroom, even if with full pay, is a suspension.’
    • ‘By which he meant in modern parlance that Americans shared a common culture which made republican government possible.’
    • ‘That win had to be shared because, in cricketing parlance, bad light stopped play at Valderrama.’
    • ‘It is common parlance and part of our living language.’
    • ‘Is there a justification for retaining the word in literature from the past, when its use would have reflected common parlance?’
    • ‘So they formed rock bands, partied all night - became, in the local parlance, ‘slackers’.’
    • ‘Freudian language has seeped into common parlance like that of no other writer since Shakespeare.’
    • ‘They have become far too acceptable in common parlance on a regular basis.’
    • ‘Perhaps in ordinary parlance this is disclosure of confidential information in the interests of the bank.’
    • ‘However, hearing Irish as it is spoken makes you realise how polluted and Anglofied it has become in common parlance.’
    • ‘In modern parlance this word quickly conjures up notions of government regulation and regulated industries.’
    • ‘I am all for American regional cookery and the trappings of taste, custom, and parlance that go with each.’
    • ‘Both are seeds, in the language of botany or natural history, but not in commerce nor in common parlance.’
    • ‘Then of course we have the emergence of words like funner and funnest into common parlance.’
    • ‘More crucially, who decided that these words could be used in common parlance without explanation?’
    • ‘It is the pragmatic, common sense solution, known in cemetery parlance as ‘lift and deepen’.’
    • ‘What other phrases from popular TV shows can you think of that have slipped into common parlance?’
    • ‘Just don't get caught up in all the Washington fancy talk and parlance.’
    expression, idiomatic expression, turn of phrase, set phrase, fixed expression, phrase
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Origin

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

Pronunciation

parlance

/ˈpɑːl(ə)ns/