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music hall

an auditorium for concerts and musical entertainments.
a vaudeville or variety theater.
Origin of music hall
1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • On hearing of the arrest of a music-hall singer and of a young man of fashion, both Paris and the provinces felt painful surprise.

    The Revolt of the Angels Anatole France
  • She has appeared in a music-hall here, and she's as beautiful as a dream.

    Jack O' Judgment Edgar Wallace
  • Employ stock quotations wherever they are least required, and give a music-hall flavour to every report.

  • Ever since the age of eight the music-hall has been a kind of background for me.

    Nights in London Thomas Burke
  • I suppose you do not deny that it is a promotion to exchange the music-hall for Mannering Hall.

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

    Changing Winds St. John G. Ervine
  • Then his mind had reverted to the conversation overheard in the music-hall.

    The Yellow Claw Sax Rohmer
  • When it got dark, Lantier again suggested the music-hall, and this time she accepted.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
British Dictionary definitions for music-hall

music hall

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