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Definition of "discotheque" [discotheque]

  • A nightclub that features dancing to recorded or sometimes live music and often has showy decor and elaborate lighting. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "discotheque" in a sentence
  • "The name of this music has been derived from the term discotheque, as this music was generally played at the nightclubs where people used to dance all night."
  • "To understand the depth of the cultural divide at work here, consider that most Americans under age seventy-five would find even the idea of pronouncing the entire word discotheque too time-consuming."
  • "According to Donald Clarke, author of the Penguin Encyclopedia of Popular Music, the modern use of the word disco originates from the French word "discotheque," which means "record library" in French."
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