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music hall

an auditorium for concerts and musical entertainments.
a vaudeville or variety theater.
Origin of music hall
First recorded in 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • music hall, an immense edifice near Tremont street, is the home of music in Boston.

    Ocean to Ocean on Horseback Willard Glazier
  • Juve drove to the music hall and, showing his card, questioned the officials.

    A Royal Prisoner Pierre Souvestre
  • We had to go from music hall to music hall in cabs, and often we did not have time to change clothes.

    The Autobiography of a Clown Isaac Frederick Marcosson
  • I am engaged to sing every evening at the ‘Unusual’ music hall.

    Anna the Adventuress E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • When as first fiddle in the music hall where she used to sing he had married her, they had been passionately fond of one another.

  • What would He think of the Stock Exchange, and the music hall, and the racecourse?

    God and my Neighbour Robert Blatchford
  • There were tears in Lawrence's eyes, but he began whistling a music hall air in affectation of nonchalance.

    Love's Usuries Louis Creswicke
  • This (from the stage at the far end) had doubtless been a music hall.

    Wounded and a Prisoner of War Malcolm V. (Malcolm Vivian) Hay
  • One evening, returning from the waterside, being slightly tipsy, he had entered the music hall.

    An Iceland Fisherman Pierre Loti
British Dictionary definitions for music hall

music hall

noun (mainly Brit)
  1. a variety entertainment consisting of songs, comic turns, etc US and Canadian name vaudeville
  2. (as modifier): a music-hall song
a theatre at which such entertainments are staged
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