Definition of Dance hall

1. Noun. Large room used mainly for dancing.

Exact synonyms: Ballroom, Dance Palace
Specialized synonyms: Disco, Discotheque
Generic synonyms: Room

Definition of Dance hall

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of dancehall) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dance Hall

dance attendance
dance band
dance card
dance cards
dance floor
dance floors
dance hall (current term)
dance halls
dance lesson
dance mat
dance music
dance of death
dance on someone's grave
dance orchestra
dance pad
dance palace
dance school
dance step
dance studio
dance therapy

Literary usage of Dance hall

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Springfield Survey: Study of Social Conditions in an American City by Shelby Millard Harrison, Russell Sage Foundation Dept. of Surveys and Exhibits, Springfield Survey Committee (Springfield, Ill.) (1918)
"The term "public dance hall" as used herein shall be taken to mean any room, place or space in which a public dance or public ball shall be held, ..."

2. Sunshine and shadow in New York by Matthew Hale Smith (1869)
"THE DANCE-HALL. This is situated on Houston Street, near Broadway. The building is of wood, two stories high, and very low studded. ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"The whisky was taken back to the dance hall, and most of It drunk by Glennan and his ... Witness and party were at the dance hall about two hours. ..."

4. The Secrets of the Great City: A Work Descriptive of the Virtues and the by James Dabney McCabe (1868)
"He manages every department himself, although he has a manager to conduct affairs for him. His eye is on everybody and everything. THE dance hall. ..."

5. The Social Evil in Chicago: A Study of Existing Conditions with by Chicago (Ill.). Vice Commission (1911)
"Girls from the dance hall mingled with immoral women who solicit in this rear room. The charge for admittance to the dance hall is 25 cents, with 10 cents ..."

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