noun, verb (used without object), parled, parling. Archaic.
[pahr-luh-muh nt] /ˈpɑr lə mənt/ noun, Obsolete. 1. .
[pahr-lee] /ˈpɑr li/ noun, plural parleys. 1. a discussion or conference. 2. an informal conference between enemies under a truce, especially to discuss terms, conditions of surrender, etc. verb (used without object), parleyed, parleying. 3. to hold an informal conference with an enemy under a truce, as between active hostilities. 4. to speak, talk, or […]
/ˌpɑːlɪˈvuː/ verb (intransitive) 1. to speak French noun 2. the French language 3. a Frenchman colloquial for “the French language,” 1754, from French parlez-vous (français?) “do you speak (French?)” For parlez, see parley (n.).
verb To speak, esp a foreign language: She wondered if he parley-vooed Chinese [WWI Army; fr French parlez-vous, ”do you speak?”]