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salon, saloon.
1. Large, high room, frequently with a vaulted ceiling, and often of double height (i.e. rising the equivalent of two storeys), serving as one of the principal reception-rooms in a palace or great house, or as a means of communication through which the main rooms can be reached (called salone in Italian). Sometimes it was circular or elliptical on plan.

2. Large apartment or hall, especially in a hotel or other place frequented by the public, adapted for assemblies, entertainments, exhibitions, etc.

3. Public room for a specific purpose, e.g. billiards, dancing, or drinking (saloon-bar)

4. A drawing-room in a house.

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Salon, annual exhibition of art works chosen by jury and presented by the French Academy since 1737; it was originally held in the Salon d'Apollon of the Louvre. By the mid-19th cent. the Salon had become an expression of conservative, established tastes in art. Until 1863 it was the only major public art exhibition held in Paris. That year the Salon des Réfusés was organized in protest by artists whose works were rejected by the Salon jury. See academies of art.

See R. King, The Judgment of Paris (2006).

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sa·lon / səˈlän; saˈlôn/ • n. 1. an establishment where a hairdresser, beautician, or couturier conducts business. 2. a reception room in a large house. ∎ hist. a social gathering of eminent people (esp. writers and artists). at the house of a woman prominent in high society.

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Salon

a gathering or reception in a Parisian house, 1810; similar gatherings at other capitals; the annual exhibition in Paris of paintings, sculpture, etc., by living artists.

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salon

salon large reception room. XVIII. — F.; see next.

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