Definition of palais in English:

palais

noun

British
  • often in names A public hall for dancing.

    ‘Hammersmith Palais’
    • ‘We'll soon see you queueing outside the palais at night.’
    • ‘Instead of bobbies cramping the band's style at the palais, the police are a brutal tool of social oppression, almost indistinguishable from the very criminals they are sworn to apprehend.’
    • ‘The Hammersmith Palais opened in 1919 as a dance hall.’
    • ‘The documentary features a great line-up of world-famous artists and paying customers, who still treasure fond memories of great nights out at the Palais.’

Origin

Early 20th century: from French palais (de danse) ‘(dancing) hall’.

Pronunciation

palais

/ˈpaleɪ/