from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A nightclub that features dancing to recorded or sometimes live music and often has showy decor and elaborate lighting.
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- n. A nightclub where dancing takes place.
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- n. a public dance hall for dancing to recorded popular music
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)
From French discothèque ("record library"). (Wiktionary)