music-hall

music-hall
n
1. [U] a type of popular entertainment in Britain in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 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:

the great music-hall entertainers.

2. [C] a theatre in which music-hall was performed. 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 also Good Old Days. Compare vaudeville.

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