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dance hall

a public establishment that, for an admission fee, provides its patrons with music and space for dancing and, sometimes, dancing partners and refreshments.
Origin of dance hall
An Americanism dating back to 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The owner, he recollected, was one of those who had refused to drink with him in the dance hall.

    Prairie Flowers James B. Hendryx
  • She will be so disfigured that she can never work in a dance hall any more.

    The Plunderer Roy Norton
  • I could make soft-eyed girls turn to look at me in a dance hall.

    Windy McPherson's Son Sherwood Anderson
  • They leave the dance hall about four or five o'clock in the morning.

    A California Girl Edward Eldridge
  • There is also an excellent entertainment and dance hall at Camp Curry.

    Guide to Yosemite Ansel Hall
  • There was to be a big party at the dance hall and the boys wanted to go.

    Beginners Luck Emily Hahn

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