Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A hall, usually in connection with, or as an annex to, a saloon, where dancing is carried on.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of dancehall.

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Examples

  • As a result he refused most invitations to houses where women might be met, and frequented bachelor boards and the Moosehorn Saloon, which had no dance-hall attached.

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  • It was quite the custom, after dinner, for many of the better classes of society, especially when entertaining curious Easterners, to spend an hour or several in motoring from dance-hall to dance-hall and cheap cabaret to cheap cabaret.

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  • In 1876 she settled in Deadwood, S.D., site of new gold strikes; her pursuits there included hauling goods and machinery to the outlying camps and working as a cook and a dance-hall girl.

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  • Lights were flashing from open doors, and tent, cabin, and dance-hall let slip their denizens upon the chase.

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  • Shatter a glass prop onstage, and the impact might not be audible throughout the theater, especially because dance-hall music, chosen by Nielson and director Derek Goldman, will also resound during the scene.

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  • But when he speaks of this, Gustavo talks about how he learned of all these "revolutionary" moves by watching old-style tangueros in the milongas (dance-hall parties) and boliches (little neighborhood clubs) of Buenos Aires.

    Terence Clarke: Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne: The New Tango

  • But American audiences familiar only with the dance-hall delivery, slide guitar and general political dissatisfaction of single One Way Road may find Butler's percussive eclecticism invigorating.

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  • Radio City owner Reg Calvert was a streetwise dance-hall impresario who used the airwaves to promote his stable of aspiring rock and pop stars, including Screaming Lord Sutch, who became Radio City's star DJ.

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  • But when he speaks of this, Gustavo talks about how he learned of all these "revolutionary" moves by watching old-style tangueros in the milongas (dance-hall parties) and boliches (little neighborhood clubs) of Buenos Aires.

    Terence Clarke: Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne: The New Tango

  • A little after 9pm, with a full dance floor grooving to the tunes, I ease into a 12 minute mix of some forgettable Top 40 dance-hall classic and head to the men's room to fix myself.

    The Day The Music Died

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