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sa·lon  audio  (s-ln, sln, s-lô) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. A large room, such as a drawing room, used for receiving and entertaining guests.
  2. A periodic gathering of people of social or intellectual distinction.
  3. A hall or gallery for the exhibition of works of art.
  4. A commercial establishment offering a product or service related to fashion: a beauty salon.

ETYMOLOGY:
French, from Italian salone, augmentative of sala, hall, of Germanic origin


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