Definition of music hall noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    music hall

    BrE BrE//ˈmjuːzɪk hɔːl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmjuːzɪk hɔːl//
    (British English) Types of play
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  1. 1(also vaudeville North American English, British English) [uncountable] a type of entertainment popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including singing, dancing and comedy an old music hall song Culture In music hall performers sang cheerful, sometimes rather rude, songs and danced in bright costumes, or performed acts of skill. Some of them, such as Marie Lloyd and George Robey, became very famous. Music halls were often called 'the Palladium', 'the Palace', 'the Hippodrome', or 'the Empire', names which were kept later when many of them became cinemas. See related entries: Types of play
  2. 2 (North American English vaudeville theater) [countable] a theatre used for popular entertainment in the late 19th and early 20th centuries
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