noun, plural discos.
a style of popular music for dancing, usually recorded and with complex electronic instrumentation, in which simple, repetitive lyrics are subordinated to a heavy, pulsating, rhythmic beat.
any of various forms of dance, often improvisational, performed to such music.
of or pertaining to a disco or disco music.
intended for a disco or its patrons.
verb (used without object), discoed, discoing.
to dance disco, especially at a discotheque.

1960–65, Americanism; by shortening

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a combining form representing disk or disc in compound words: discifloral.
a combining form meaning “phonograph record”, used in the formation of compound words: discography.
Also, disci-; especially before a vowel, disc-.
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disco (ˈdɪskəʊ)
n , pl -cos
1.  a.  an occasion at which typically young people dance to amplified pop records, usually compered by a disc jockey and featuring special lighting effects
 b.  (as modifier): disco dancing
2.  a nightclub or other public place where such dances take place
3.  mobile equipment, usually accompanied by a disc jockey who operates it, for providing music for a disco
4.  a.  a type of dance music designed to be played in discos, with a solid thump on each beat
 b.  (as modifier): a disco record
[C20: shortened from discotheque]

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Word Origin & History

1964, Amer.Eng. shortening of discotheque; sense extended 1975 to the kind of music played there.
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disco- or disc- or disci-
Disk: discoid.

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Example sentences
Disco music had long been derided by punk and rock fans as the cheesy sound of
Red and yellow disco lights illuminated masked, shy faces.
There's this sense now that anything that came out of the disco era, and the
  post-disco era is essentially awful.
Every night they had an open-air disco on the top deck.
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