bal musette

[ bahlmyoo-zet, ‐moo- ]
/ ˈbɑl myuˈzɛt, ‐mu- /

noun

a dance hall in France in which the music is provided by an accordion band.

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Origin of bal musette

1925–30; <French bal dance (see ball2) + musette accordion, bagpipe (see musette)
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