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dance hall

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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.
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Origin of dance hall

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for dance hall

Historical Examples

  • Two on the outside stood off the proprietor of the dance-hall.

    Blazed Trail Stories

    Stewart Edward White

  • With the advent of the good woman, the dance-hall girl was doomed.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service

  • And this was a Dawson dance-hall, the trump card in the nightly game of despoliation.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service

  • It was in one of the corridors of the dance-hall in the early hours of the morning.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service

  • An English "duchess" being thrown out of a dance-hall in Paris.