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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. 2018.
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  • She talked of the life of the music hall, the life at "the back," glorifying it by a tone of apology.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • She sang as usual at the music hall that night, but with a heavy heart.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • Juve drove to the music hall and, showing his card, questioned the officials.

    A Royal Prisoner Pierre Souvestre
  • I am engaged to sing every evening at the ‘Unusual’ music hall.

    Anna the Adventuress E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Arthur had declared for a music hall; Mabane and I were indifferent.

    The Master Mummer E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • "He is popular as a turn at a music hall is," answered Joan.

    T. Tembarom Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • My opinion is as we should take the music hall for them lectures.

    Salem Chapel, v.1/2 Mrs. Oliphant
  • Next we were told that she was singing at a music hall and was almost penniless.

    Three Plays by Brieux Eugne Brieux
  • What would He think of the Stock Exchange, and the music hall, and the racecourse?

    God and my Neighbour Robert Blatchford
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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