[pahr-luh ns] /ˈpɑr ləns/
a way or manner of speaking; vernacular; idiom:
speech, especially a formal discussion or debate.
a particular manner of speaking, esp when specialized; idiom: political parlance
(archaic) any discussion, such as a debate
1570s, “speaking, speech,” especially in debate; 1787 as “way of speaking,” from Anglo-French (c.1300) and Old French parlance, from Old French parlaunce, from parler “to speak” (see parley).
A concurrent language.
[“Parallel Processing Structures: Languages, Schedules, and Performance Results”, P.F. Reynolds, PhD Thesis, UT Austin 1979].
[pahr-lahn-doh] /pɑrˈlɑn doʊ/ adjective, Music. 1. sung or played as though speaking or reciting (a musical direction). /pɑːˈlændəʊ/ adjective, adverb 1. (music) to be performed as though speaking
[puh-lahr-ee, pahr-] /pəˈlɑr i, pɑr-/ noun 1. .
[pahr-ley, -lee] /ˈpɑr leɪ, -li/ verb (used with object) 1. to bet or gamble (an original amount and its winnings) on a subsequent race, contest, etc. 2. Informal. to use (one’s money, talent, or other assets) to achieve a desired objective, as spectacular wealth or success: He parlayed a modest inheritance into a fortune. noun […]
[pahrl] /pɑrl/ noun, verb (used without object), parled, parling. Archaic. 1. talk; parley.