Did you by any chance mean discothèque?
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A nightclub that features dancing to recorded or sometimes live music and often has showy decor and elaborate lighting.
- n. slightly dated A nightclub where dancing takes place.
- n. a public dance hall for dancing to recorded popular music
- From French discothèque ("record library"). (Wiktionary)
- French, record library, discothèque, from Italian discoteca, record library : disco, disk, record (from Latin discus, quoit; see discus) + biblioteca, library (from Latin bibliothēca; see bibliotheca). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The name of this music has been derived from the term discotheque, as this music was generally played at the nightclubs where people used to dance all night.”
“To understand the depth of the cultural divide at work here, consider that most Americans under age seventy-five would find even the idea of pronouncing the entire word discotheque too time-consuming.”
“According to Donald Clarke, author of the Penguin Encyclopedia of Popular Music, the modern use of the word disco originates from the French word "discotheque," which means "record library" in French.”
“It was hosted in a room downstairs from the main dancehall at Rooftops on Sauchiehall Street, an establishment that still described itself as a 'discotheque' in those days.”
“Disco comes from the word "discotheque;" a term used to describe the nightclubs people went to during the 60s and 70s.”
“The sun was shining for us that day so we got a boat out to an island where we docked for lunch and a snorkel before heading back to the mainland in the evening for the 'discotheque'.”
“And over the postwar decades in which the discotheque has existed, and with the advent of file-sharing protocols, however piratical, exceedingly rare is that American who would take steps to inquire, say through a local library, whether and under which conditions certain recordings may be removed from archives for a listen.”
“The playwright-to-be is also exposed as a marvelous dancer by his friends, author/producer Dominick Dunn and actor Robert Wagner, as confirmed by footage from The Daisy -- an exclusive, members-only, Hollywood discotheque -- where one finds McDowall's guests out of their swimsuits and dressed, instead, to the nines.”
“Later rooms and examples in a 25-minute video on the history of the genre feature scenes of family togetherness at the dinner table and around a backyard swimming pool, arrays of puppies and kittens and babies, travel scenes from Portugal and Peru, snow and water sports, and a discotheque full of clean-cut frugers.”
“Gadhafi, struck by U.S. airstrikes in 1986 after Libya was implicated in a deadly Berlin discotheque bombing.”
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