guild·​hall ˈgild-ˌhȯl How to pronounce guildhall (audio)
: a hall where a guild or corporation usually assembles

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Schlüsselzunft is an Old World charmer of a restaurant in a guildhall building that dates to 1306 on a pedestrian street in Basel’s delightful Old Town. Dave Seminara, New York Times, 20 Feb. 2020 Tent-like market stalls lead to red brick guildhalls. Rick Steves, miamiherald, 29 Mar. 2018 While Haarlem has its fancy old guildhalls and business has reigned here for centuries, the town’s strictly enforced building code assures that the church tower will always dominate the downtown. Rick Steves, miamiherald, 29 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of guildhall was in the 14th century

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“Guildhall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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