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dance hall

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
1855-60, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • But the loathesomeness of being scorned for that infamous woman of the dance-hall—!

  • Even in the saloon and dance-hall we told tales of the shop!

    An Anarchist Woman Hutchins Hapgood
  • Hardly had he disappeared into the dance-hall when a low whistle came to their ears.

  • Hough led Neale across the room to where he could look into the dance-hall.

    The U.P. Trail Zane Grey
  • A few doors below, and on the same side of the street, is the dance-hall that was Bose King's-.

    Saint Patrick Heman White Chaplin
  • "Take me in there," said Joan, conscious of her own excitement, and she indicated the dance-hall.

    The Border Legion Zane Grey
  • Jackson was a handsome young fellow, and Hallock set a woman on him—a woman out of Cat Biggs's dance-hall.

  • That dance-hall, however, was beyond any creation of Joan's mind.

    The Border Legion Zane Grey
  • She stepped into the dance-hall like a queen going forth to address devoted subjects.

    Riders of the Silences John Frederick
  • No one had ever heard such a speech from the huge owner of the dance-hall.

    Satan Sanderson Hallie Erminie Rives

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