Definitions of salon

  1. gallery where works of art can be displayed
  2. 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).
  3. An apartment for the reception of company; hence, in the plural, fashionable parties; circles of fashionable society.
  4. A saloon or apartment for the reception of company; a fashionable assemblage; a fine art gallery; the paintings or sculpture exhibited there.
  5. Fashionable circles.
  6. A saloon.

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
  3. As you enter the large vestibule, the salon lies to your right; it contains four windows, two of which look into the yard, and two into the garden. – The Country Doctor by Honore de Balzac
  4. But the baron, not content with the space at his command, as soon as the weather permitted, had built a large dining- room and salon, separate from the house, and this supplied so much more space that the parents were given a good room on a lower floor. – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  5. A few minutes afterward Miss Blake, whose nerves were no secret possession, hastened into the salon, and, in her usual imperious fashion, demanded instant silence. – Stories By English Authors: Germany by Various
  6. Marie's occasional " affairs" with other men, sometimes taking her away from the salon for a time, were taken by Terry in silence. – An Anarchist Woman by Hutchins Hapgood
  7. The salon, that eminently French institution, soon felt their power. – The Story of Paris by Thomas Okey
  8. Modeste came down into the salon dressed with royal simplicity. – Modeste Mignon by Honore de Balzac
  9. But none of the persons assembled on this occasion in Madame de Listomere's salon, except the old fox, had any real idea of the nature and importance of such a struggle. – The Vicar of Tours by Honore de Balzac
  10. Without a word they moved on together through the throng, the eyes of all following them, until they reached a quiet room at one end of the salon, where were only a few people watching the crowd pass the doorway. – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  11. Really, I think we ought to hold a reception, a kind of salon, once a week, so as to keep acquainted with our neighbors. – The Master-Knot of Human Fate by Ellis Meredith
  12. With shrieks of triumph, they filled the salon that had known for generations only the graces and beauty of life; and clattered over the shining parquets that had been swept so long by the skirts of fair women. – The Red Cockade by Stanley J. Weyman
  13. So I left the salon. – Abbé Aubain and Mosaics by Prosper Mérimée
  14. " Still in the blue salon, ma'am, I think," he replied. – The Second Generation by David Graham Phillips
  15. When they entered the salon they found some thirty young knights and nobles gathered. – At Agincourt by G. A. Henty
  16. On New Year's Day, at the appointed time, I accordingly repaired to the Salon destined for the Corps Diplomatique. – The Letter-Bag of Lady Elizabeth Spencer-Stanhope v. I. by A. M. W. Stirling (compiler)
  17. I was at home every afternoon after five- had tea in my little blue salon, and always had two or three people to keep me company. – My First Years As A Frenchwoman, 1876-1879 by Mary King Waddington
  18. The wedding was to take place at Major Murray's hotel, in the salon of his suite, as he was not able to go through a ceremony in church. – The Brightener by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson