[dis-kuh-tek, dis-kuh-tek]
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.

1950–55; < French discothèque. See disc, -o-, theca

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discotheque (ˈdɪskəˌtɛk)
the full name of disco
[C20: from French discothèque, from Greek diskos disc + -o- + Greek thēkē case]

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Word Origin & History

borrowed 1954 from Fr. discothèque "nightclub with recorded music for dancing," also "record library," borrowed 1932 from It. discoteca "record collection, record library," coined 1927 from disco "phonograph record" + -teca "collection," probably on model of biblioteca "library."
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Example sentences
The discotheque is outdoors, with dancers weaving around a pool.
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