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dance hall

noun
1.
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
1855-1860
An Americanism dating back to 1855-60
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  • She will be so disfigured that she can never work in a dance hall any more.

    The Plunderer Roy Norton
  • And as he rose, Fairchild saw that she was just entering the dance hall.

    The Cross-Cut

    Courtney Ryley Cooper
  • A small job as janitor of a dance hall helped him for a month.

    Sister Carrie Theodore Dreiser
  • I built a saloon and dance hall, and in this, naturally, was my quickest turnover.

    Arizona's Yesterday John H. Cady
  • 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

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