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discotheque

[dis-kuh-tek, dis-kuh-tek] /ˈdɪs kəˌtɛk, ˌdɪs kəˈtɛk/
noun
1.
a nightclub for dancing to live or recorded music and often featuring sophisticated sound systems, elaborate lighting, and other effects.
Also, discothèque.
Also called disco.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; < French discothèque. See disc, -o-, theca
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Examples for discotheque
  • The discotheque is outdoors, with dancers weaving around a pool.
British Dictionary definitions for discotheque

discotheque

/ˈdɪskəˌtɛk/
noun
1.
the full name of disco
Word Origin
C20: from French discothèque, from Greek diskos disc + -o- + Greek thēkē case
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Word Origin and History for discotheque
n.

1954 as a French word in English; nativized by 1965, from French discothèque "nightclub with recorded music for dancing," also "record library," borrowed 1932 from Italian discoteca "record collection, record library," coined 1927 from disco "phonograph record" + -teca "collection," probably on model of biblioteca "library."

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