Definition of salon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsælɒn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//səˈlɑːn//
    , NAmE//səˈlɔːn//
    Types of stores, Styling hair
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  1. 1a shop/store that gives customers hair or beauty treatment or that sells expensive clothes a beauty salon a hairdressing salon See related entries: Types of stores, Styling hair
  2. 2 (old-fashioned) a room in a large house used for entertaining guests
  3. 3(in the past) a regular meeting of writers, artists and other guests at the house of a famous or important person a literary salon
  4. Word Originlate 17th cent.: from French, from Italian salone ‘large hall’, augmentative of sala ‘hall’.Extra examples He now runs his own hairdressing salon in Melbourne. The hotel has just opened a sauna, solarium and beauty salon. a beauty/​hairdressing salon
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