- a public establishment that, for an admission fee, provides its patrons with music and space for dancing and, sometimes, dancing partners and refreshments.
Origin of dance hall
An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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Related Wordsauditorium, ballroom, nightclub, nightspot, club, house, dive, joint, track, saloon, hall, bank, clubhouse, roadhouse, rotunda, honky-tonk, amphitheater, hippodrome, theater
Examples from the Web for dance hall
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.
And this was a Dawson dance-hall, the trump card in the nightly game of despoliation.
It was in one of the corridors of the dance-hall in the early hours of the morning.
An English "duchess" being thrown out of a dance-hall in Paris.An Onlooker in France 1917-1919