Definition of palais noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpæleɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpæleɪ//
(also palais de danse
BrE BrE//ˌpæleɪ də ˈdɑːns//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpæleɪ də ˈdɑːns//
(British English)
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(in the past) a large public building used for dancing; a dance hall Word Origin early 20th cent.: from French palais (de danse) ‘(dancing) hall’.