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(in France) a dance hall with an accordion band.
- ‘You'll hear traditional French chansons played on the accordion at the tables and can dance to the same style of music at the bal musette held on Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons.’
- ‘Long before this, in the mid-nineteenth century, the French poet Charles Cros was reciting, not singing, his poems to the music of a bal musette band.’
- ‘He was born in 1917 in rue de Lappe, above a bal musette, in the Bastille district.’
- ‘He wants out just after hearing of Georgette's fight at the bal musette.’
- ‘Now the bal musette is back.’
French, originally denoting dancing outdoors to bagpipe accompaniment.
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