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- (Received Pronunciation) enPR: pä'kā+, IPA(key): /ˈpɑːkeɪ/
- (US) enPR: pärkā', IPA(key): /pɑːɹˈkeɪ/
- Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)keɪ, -eɪ
parquet (plural parquets)
- A wooden floor made of parquetry.
1922, Michael Arlen, chapter 1/1/3, “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days:
- That large room had always awed Ivor: even as a child he had never wanted to play in it, for all that it was so limitless, the parquet floor so vast and shiny and unencumbered, the windows so wide and light with the fairy expanse of Kensington Gardens.
- The part of a theatre between the orchestra and the parquet circle.
- (historical) In some European countries, the branch of the administrative government that handles prosecutions.
- (historical) In some European bourses or stock exchanges, the railed-in space within which the agents de change, or privileged brokers, conduct business; also, the business conducted by them, distinguished from the coulisse, or outside market.
a wooden floor made of parquetry
the part of a theatre between the orchestra and the parquet circle — see stall
to lay or fit such a floor
parquet m (plural parquets)
- “parquet” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
parquet m (invariable)