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disco

[dis-koh] /ˈdɪs koʊ/
noun, plural discos.
2.
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.
3.
any of various forms of dance, often improvisational, performed to such music.
adjective
4.
of or pertaining to a disco or disco music.
5.
intended for a disco or its patrons.
verb (used without object), discoed, discoing.
6.
to dance disco, especially at a discotheque.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65, Americanism; by shortening
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British Dictionary definitions for discos

disco

/ˈdɪskəʊ/
noun (pl) -cos
1.
  1. an occasion at which typically young people dance to amplified pop records, usually compered by a disc jockey and featuring special lighting effects
  2. (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.
  1. a type of dance music designed to be played in discos, with a solid thump on each beat
  2. (as modifier): a disco record
Word Origin
C20: shortened from discotheque
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Word Origin and History for discos

disco

n.

1964, American English shortening of discotheque; sense extended by 1972 to the kind of music played there.

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Slang definitions & phrases for discos

disco

modifier

: show up for a disco party and fashion show

noun
  1. A discotheque, a kind of nightclub where patrons dance to recorded music, sometimes with synchronized psychedelic and strobe lighting: There's not much jazzing around at the disco (1964+)
  2. (also disco music) A musical style based on black soul music and marked by a strong rhythmic bass guitar (1970s+)
verb

: We discoed the night away


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Related Abbreviations for discos

disco

discotheque
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