music hall

noun

Definition of music hall

: a vaudeville theater also : vaudeville

Examples of music hall in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Help Artists Who Have Lost Work Illinois' stay at home order closed places like theaters, concert halls, and music halls. Travel + Leisure, "How to Help Chicago During the Coronavirus Pandemic — From Calling Isolated Seniors to Caring for Pets (Video)," 15 May 2020 At a time when the most important music halls in the country, from La Scala to La Fenice, have closed their doors to the public, citizens of all ages have used their own instruments, and their voices, to fill the silence of seclusion. Stephania Taladrid, The New Yorker, "The Italians Making Music on Balconies Under Coronavirus Quarantine," 19 Mar. 2020 Will enough people feel comfortable enough, even then, to pack into a music hall or outdoor concert space? Tom Benning, Dallas News, "Amid coronavirus outbreak, Texas small businesses seek government lifeline they never thought they’d need," 17 Apr. 2020 For the first time in the Apollo Theater’s 86-year history, the music hall will exclusively host online video auditions for its renowned Amateur Night because of the coronavirus shutdown. Amber Burton, WSJ, "Apollo Theater Goes Virtual for Amateur Night Auditions," 29 Mar. 2020 The uncertainty surrounding the novel coronavirus pandemic has devastated small businesses, larger hotels and music halls that fuel downtown Mobile’s lively dining and entertainment scene. al, "‘We will open again’ vows bar closed for first time in 29 years as Mobile area businesses brace for worst," 3 Apr. 2020 In Deep Ellum, the change has been even more dramatic: Crowds line up outside live music halls and fill restaurants and stores. Ariana Giorgi, Dallas News, "Dallas developers lobbied to receive a tax break meant to help the poor," 5 Mar. 2020 Meanwhile, the Northeastern robber barons who owned the mills along the river built majestic music halls to resemble those in New York and Boston. Rashad Shabazz, The Conversation, "How Minneapolis made Prince," 27 Jan. 2020 Beckett did have a strong interest in both music hall shows and comic silent films. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Renaissance Theaterworks embraces the dirty job of mounting Beckett's 'Happy Days'," 16 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of music hall

1842, in the meaning defined above

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“Music hall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/music%20hall. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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music hall

noun

English Language Learners Definition of music hall

: a theater in which popular entertainers performed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries also, chiefly British : the type of entertainment that was performed in such a theater

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