• IPA: /ˈpɑɹli/
  • (some non-rhotic accents) IPA: /ˈpɑːlɪ/


  1. A conference, especially one between enemies.
    • We yield on parley, but are stormed in vain.
    • 1920, Peter B. Kyne, The Understanding Heart, Chapter IV
      Without further parley Garland rode off up the hog's-back and the sheriff rode off down it […]
Translations Verb

parley (parleys, present participle parleying; past and past participle parleyed)

  1. (intransitive) To have a discussion, especially one between enemies.
    • 1638 Herbert, Sir Thomas Some years travels into divers parts of Asia and Afrique
      […] at day break we found the villaine, who, loath to parlee in fire and ſhot, fled amaine and left us […]
  • Russian: вести переговоры
  • Spanish: parlamentar

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