Languages › French Learn the French Word La Parole Share Flipboard Email Print proksima / Getty Images French Vocabulary Pronunciation & Conversation Grammar Resources For Teachers By ThoughtCo Updated October 13, 2019 The French word la parole, pronounced "pah-ruhl," means word, speech, or lyrics. Examples Quel est le sens de ces paroles? "What do these words mean?"Elle a la parole facile."She is a fluent/good speaker."C'est un homme de parole."He's a man of his word." Expressions tenir sa parole: "to keep one's word"avoir la parole: "to have the floor," or a turn to speakvoilà une bonne parole: "good thinking"des paroles en air: "idle talk" Related Words un parolier: "songwriter"