[puh-lav-er, ‐lah-ver] /pəˈlæv ər, ‐ˈlɑ vər/
a conference or discussion.
a long parley, especially one between primitive natives and European traders, explorers, colonial officials, etc.
profuse and idle talk; chatter.
persuasive talk; flattery; cajolery.
verb (used without object), palavered, palavering.
to talk profusely and idly.
to parley or confer.
verb (used with object), palavered, palavering.
to cajole or persuade.
tedious or time-consuming business, esp when of a formal nature: all the palaver of filling in forms
loud and confused talk and activity; hubbub
(often used humorously) a conference
(rare) talk intended to flatter or persuade
(intransitive) (often used humorously) to have a conference
(intransitive) to talk loudly and confusedly
(transitive) to flatter or cajole
1733 (implied in palavering), “talk, conference, discussion,” sailors’ slang, from Portuguese palavra “word, speech, talk,” traders’ term for “negotiating with the natives” in West Africa, metathesis of Late Latin parabola “speech, discourse,” from Latin parabola “comparison” (see parable). Meaning “idle talk” first recorded 1748. The verb is 1733, from the noun. Related: Palavering.
[pah-lah-wahn] /pɑˈlɑ wɑn/ noun 1. an island in the W Philippines. 5697 sq. mi. (14,755 sq. km). /Spanish paˈlavan/ noun 1. an island of the SW Philippines between the South China Sea and the Sulu Sea: the westernmost island in the country; mountainous and forested. Capital: Puerto Princesa. Pop (Palawan province): 755 412 (2000). Area: […]
[puh-laht-soh; Italian pah-laht-tsaw] /pəˈlɑt soʊ; Italian pɑˈlɑt tsɔ/ noun, plural palazzi [puh-laht-see; Italian pah-laht-tsee] /pəˈlɑt si; Italian pɑˈlɑt tsi/ (Show IPA) 1. an impressive public building or private residence; palace. n. 1660s, from Italian palazzo (see palace).
- Palazzo pants
/pəˈlætsəʊ/ plural noun 1. women’s trousers with very wide legs noun a type of loose-fitting wide-legged women’s trousers; also called palazzos Examples Palazzo pants look nice for dress-up.
noun See palazzo pants