- a style of dance-oriented reggae, originating in the late 1980s
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dancehall /ˈdɑːnsˌhɔːl/ n
a public establishment that, for an admission fee, provides its patrons with music and space for dancing and, sometimes, dancing partners and refreshments.
- 1855–60, American.