barrelhouse

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noun bar·rel·house \-ˌhau̇s\

Definition of barrelhouse

  1. 1 :  a cheap drinking and usually dancing establishment

  2. 2 :  a strident, uninhibited, and forcefully rhythmic style of jazz or blues

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1875

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