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promenade concert

a concert at which some of the audience stand rather than sit Often shortened to prom
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  • If it is a promenade concert or opera, the lady may be invited to promenade during the intermission.

    Our Deportment

    John H. Young
  • A promenade concert was given on the parade-ground at the barracks, at which the band of the 'Galatea' played to the company.

    A Boy's Voyage Round the World The Son of Samuel Smiles
  • It was not a promenade concert, and the pit was turned into guinea stalls (the promenade concerts were to be given a week later).

    Trilby George Du Maurier
  • He was thinking of what the promenade concert usually means to people who have been taught something by co-education.

    Stanford Stories Charles K. Field
  • He has been secretary to a promenade concert company—deceived by a penniless manager.

    I Say No Wilkie Collins
  • A chorus by the vocal club ended the chapel exercises and a collation and promenade concert took up the rest of the evening.

    Earliest Years at Vassar Frances A. Wood

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