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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various styles of dance music characterized by electronic sounds and a high-energy, rhythmic beat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A style of music characterized by repetitive instrumental music produced for use in a continuous DJ set. The central rhythmic component is most often in common time (4/4), where time is marked with a bass drum on each quarter note pulse, a backbeat played by snare or clap on the second and fourth pulses of the bar, and an open hi-hat sounding every second eighth note.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a form of music primarily created by computer sound synthizers rather than by musicians playing instruments.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a style of fast heavy electronic dance music usually without vocals

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  • If the robots win, we'll have to listen to techno.
    Heck no! Heck no, I'll never list to techno!

    February 12, 2007