Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A nightclub that features dancing to recorded or sometimes live music and often has showy decor and elaborate lighting.

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  • noun slightly dated A nightclub where dancing takes place.

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  • noun a public dance hall for dancing to recorded popular music

Etymologies

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

[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).]

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From French discothèque ("record library").

Examples

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    The English Is Coming!

  • 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.

    The English Is Coming!

  • 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.

    The Turf War Over a Dance Craze

  • 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.

    A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away

  • Disco comes from the word "discotheque;" a term used to describe the nightclubs people went to during the 60s and 70s.

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  • 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'.

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  • 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 English Is Coming!

  • 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 English Is Coming!

Comments

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  • Now is the winter of our discotheque...

    June 13, 2008

  • *snort!* That's going to get me through tonight's PTA meeting. Thanks, yarb!

    June 13, 2008

  • Perfect.

    June 16, 2008