dancehall

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dance·hall

 (dăns′hôl′)
n.
1. or dance hall A building or part of a building with facilities for dancing.
2. A style of reggae music that incorporates hip-hop and rhythm and blues elements. Also called ragga.
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dancehall

(ˈdɑːnsˌhɔːl)
n
(Pop Music) a style of dance-oriented reggae, originating in the late 1980s
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It mattered not whether he sat at dinner in the gold commissioner's house, called for the drinks in a dancehall, or submitted to an interview from the woman representative of the New York Sun, one and all of them held out their arms.
Al-tan and his warriors turned toward me with expressions of immense satisfaction upon their faces, and then, apparently for Ajor's benefit, the chieftain swaggered to and fro a couple of times, swinging his great arms and his bulky shoulders for all the world like a drunken prize-fighter at a beach dancehall.
An opposition legislator says he intends to move a motion that will allow for the use of Jamaican expletives in dancehalls.
The opposition legislator told the newspaper that he believes the dancehall space should be a place where artistes can express themselves and those who attend should be aware of what to expect.
His early years, during the Mersey Beat days in Liverpool, depict colourful movement in crowded dancehalls, inspired by the atmosphere in his Basement Club (set up in 1958).
In contrast to the vibrant dancehall works, Yankel's seascapes, painted during his time in St Ives, are full of brooding atmosphere.
A subsequent and related point of departure in dancehall's debates on skin bleaching highlights dancehalls dualities that remain its own paradox in its use of various methods, including ridicule and derision to discuss skin bleaching.
The officers added: "In the 1970s and 1980s, the pubs and dancehalls of Ireland were full of people who drank and drove.
Rock steady eclipsed ska in popularity quite suddenly and completely in the dancehalls and open-air "sound system" dances of Kingston.
The man who bears a strong resemblance to Irish Country legend Big Tom McBride once fronted his own showband and toured the dancehalls of Ireland singing Country songs.
His first hit 'Say You Love Me' was a smash and he has continued to pack dancehalls all over Ireland and Britain.