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kursaal (plural kursaals)
- A public hall or building for the use of visitors at health resorts or spas; a casino
1871, Ouida, Chandos, 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, 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.
kursaal m (invariable)