- a nightclub for dancing to live or recorded music and often featuring sophisticated sound systems, elaborate lighting, and other effects.
Origin of discotheque
Examples from the Web for discotheque
Then panic set in as flames rapidly engulfed the ceiling and filled the discotheque with black smoke.Arrests Made in Brazilian Nightclub Inferno
January 28, 2013
- the full name of disco
Word Origin and History for discotheque
1954 as a French word in English; nativized by 1965, from French discothèque "nightclub with recorded music for dancing," also "record library," borrowed 1932 from Italian discoteca "record collection, record library," coined 1927 from disco "phonograph record" + -teca "collection," probably on model of biblioteca "library."