bal musette


bal mu·​sette
: a French dance hall with an accordion band

Word History


French bal-musette dance accompanied by accordion music, from bal gathering for social dancing + (accordéon) musette accordion tuned to resemble the sound of a musette

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bal musette was in 1910

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“Bal musette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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