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dance hall

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.
Origin of dance hall
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism
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  • The owner, he recollected, was one of those who had refused to drink with him in the dance hall.

    Prairie Flowers James B. Hendryx
  • She will be so disfigured that she can never work in a dance hall any more.

    The Plunderer Roy Norton
  • I could make soft-eyed girls turn to look at me in a dance hall.

    Windy McPherson's Son Sherwood Anderson
  • They leave the dance hall about four or five o'clock in the morning.

    A California Girl Edward Eldridge
  • There is also an excellent entertainment and dance hall at Camp Curry.

    Guide to Yosemite Ansel Hall
  • There was to be a big party at the dance hall and the boys wanted to go.

    Beginners Luck Emily Hahn

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