Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun (plural bals musettes pronounced same)
(In France) a dance hall with an accordion band.
- He wants out just after hearing of Georgette's fight at the bal musette.
- 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.
- He was born in 1917 in rue de Lappe, above a bal musette, in the Bastille district.
French, originally denoting dancing outdoors to bagpipe accompaniment.
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