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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for music hall

auditorium, ballroom, amphitheater, hall, hippodrome, theater

Examples from the Web for music hall

Contemporary Examples of music hall

Historical Examples of music hall

  • He had not even written the music-hall sketch for the Creams.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • Couldn't we go to a music-hall or a picture-palace or something?

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine

  • Lantier and Gervaise spent a very pleasant evening at the music-hall.


    Emile Zola

  • When it got dark, Lantier again suggested the music-hall, and this time she accepted.


    Emile Zola

  • "Often," said Aggie, and she hummed a music-hall tune as she skipped and tripped along.

    The Christian

    Hall Caine

British Dictionary definitions for music hall

music hall

noun mainly British

  1. a variety entertainment consisting of songs, comic turns, etcUS and Canadian name: vaudeville
  2. (as modifier)a music-hall song
a theatre at which such entertainments are staged
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