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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
discotheque
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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