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Definitions of salon

  1. Fashionable circles. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. gallery where works of art can be displayed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. An apartment for the reception and exhibition of works of art; hence, an annual exhibition of paintings, sculptures, etc., held in Paris by the Society of French Artists; -- sometimes called the Old Salon. New Salon is a popular name for an annual exhibition of paintings, sculptures, etc., held in Paris at the Champs de Mars, by the Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts (National Society of Fine Arts), a body of artists who, in 1890, seceded from the Societe des Artistes Francais (Society of French Artists). Webster Dictionary DB
  4. An apartment for the reception of company; hence, in the plural, fashionable parties; circles of fashionable society. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A saloon or apartment for the reception of company; a fashionable assemblage; a fine art gallery; the paintings or sculpture exhibited there. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. A saloon. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for salon

  1. This room and the salon were on the ground- floor beneath the salon and bedroom of the Abbe Birotteau. – The Vicar of Tours by Honore de Balzac
  2. It would be the success of the Salon my dear fellow, an overwhelming success, a genuine modern picture! – The Fat and the Thin by Emile Zola
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