Definition of Parlour game

1. Noun. A game suitable for playing in a parlor.

Exact synonyms: Parlor Game
Generic synonyms: Game
Specialized synonyms: Word Game, Board Game



Definition of Parlour game

1. Noun. Any of a number of amusing games played indoors with few props by the members of a social gathering. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parlour Game

parlies
parling
parlor
parlor-game
parlor-games
parlor car
parlor game
parlor grand
parlor grand piano
parlormaid
parlormaids
parlors
parlour
parlour-game
parlour car
parlour game (current term)
parlour games
parlour grand
parlour grand piano
parlour skate
parlourmaid
parlourmaids
parlours
parlous
parlously
parly
parm
parma wallabies
parma wallaby
parmacetties

Literary usage of Parlour game

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1. In India by George Warrington Steevens (1899)
"XVIII PROVIDENCE AND THE parlour game AMONG the duties of a District Officer, in his general capacity of Father and Mother of the People, ..."

2. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1898)
"Regarded as a parlour game this has the disadvantage of re quiring, to begin with, an ocean and a roomy berth in a liner. But the idea may be adapted. ..."

3. Occasional Essays on Native South Indian Life by Stanley Rice (1901)
"... and to describe them would be simply like writing out a series of those " directions " which are to be found in every parlour game of the kind. ..."

4. Cassell's Complete Book of Sports and Pastimes: Being a Compendium of Out by Cassell & Co, Cassell (London) (1896)
"The Race Game is an interesting round parlour game, which may be indulged in by any number of players up to twelve. It has seen many imitations and ..."

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