saloon

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French salon, either augmentative of salle (room), or borrowed from Italian salone (hall), augmentative form of sala, salla (room); in both cases borrowed from a Germanic source such as Old High German sal (house, hall), from Proto-Germanic *salą, from Proto-Indo-European *sol-, derived from *sel- (dwelling). Doublet of salon.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /səˈlun/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: sa‧loon
  • Rhymes: -uːn

Noun[edit]

saloon (plural saloons)

  1. (US) A tavern, especially in an American Old West setting.
  2. (Britain, dated) A lounge bar in an English public house, contrasted with the public bar.
    A pint of beer in the saloon bar costs a penny more than in the public bar.
  3. (Britain) The most common body style for modern cars, with a boot or trunk.
  4. The cabin area of a boat or yacht devoted to seated relaxation, often combined with dining table.
  5. (rail transport) the part of a rail carriage or multiple unit containing seating for passengers.
  6. Dated form of salon (living room in a house).
  7. (India) A barbershop (store offering haircuts).

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

saloon

  1. Illative singular form of salo.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English saloon.

Noun[edit]

saloon m (invariable)

  1. saloon (bar)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English saloon.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /saˈlun/, [saˈlũn]

Noun[edit]

saloon m (plural saloons or saloon)

  1. saloon (bar)

Usage notes[edit]

According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.