kursaal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Kursaal, from Kur (cure) +‎ Saal (hall)

Noun[edit]

kursaal (plural kursaals)

  1. A public hall or building for the use of visitors at health resorts or spas; a casino
    • 1871, Ouida, Chandos[1], edition Reprint, Fiction, Elibron, ISBN 9781402175046, published 2001, page 343:
      It was not the polished serenity of fashionable kursaals, the impassive languor of aristocratic gaming-tables, the self-destruction taken with a light word, of the salles of Baden, of Homburg, of Monaco; it was gambling in all its unreined fever, …
    • 2001, Mies van der Rohe Foundation, European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture--Mies van der Rohe Award[2], edition Digitized, Architecture, Fundació Mies van der Rohe, published 2007:
      Kursaal is a German word for casino, and a cosmopolitan term that became popular in the Belle Epoque.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

German

Noun[edit]

kursaal m (invariable)

  1. kursaal
  2. The letter K in the Italian phonetic alphabet