(sə län′, sal′än′; Fr sȧ lōn′)
- a large reception hall or social room, as in a hotel or on a ship; saloon
- a drawing room of a private home in French-speaking countries
- a regular gathering of distinguished guests such as might meet in a drawing room; esp., a meeting of literary or artistic people in a celebrity's home
- a room or gallery for the exhibition of works of art
- such an exhibition, esp. one held annually
- a shop or business establishment specially furnished for performing some personal service; parlor: beauty salon
Fr: see saloon
See salon in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- A large room, such as a drawing room, used for receiving and entertaining guests.
- A periodic gathering of people of social or intellectual distinction.
- A hall or gallery for the exhibition of works of art.
- A commercial establishment offering a product or service related to fashion: a beauty salon.
Origin: , from Italian salone
Origin: , augmentative of sala, hall
Origin: , of Germanic origin
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