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.
any of various forms of dance, often improvisational, performed to such music.
of or relating to a disco or disco music.
intended for a disco or its patrons.
to dance disco, especially at a discotheque.
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How to use disco in a sentence
Following the lead of K-Tel, a company developed by Canadian pitchman Phil Kives, Ronco sold millions of compilation recordings of classical music, disco, soul and military music in the 1970s and 1980s.Ron Popeil, inventor, pitchman and TV infomercial star, dies at 86 | Matt Schudel | July 29, 2021 | Washington Post
From tunes that provided the backdrop for kitchen discos during lockdown to podcasts that made sense of the tumultuous political climate, a playlist for the pandemic has emerged.Pandemic playlists: Songs (and podcasts) that got us through coronavirus lockdown | Seb Joseph | July 26, 2021 | Digiday
A soundtrack to a disco buried beneath shifting sand, underneath the ruins of a demolished world.Darkside returns to lay claim to the title of best psychedelic rock band in the world | Jeff Weiss | July 23, 2021 | Washington Post
Then disco and then the post-punk movement and MTV and the whole John Hughes phenomenon.
It doesn’t regurgitate old conversations about disco or Will & Grace.FX's Pride Nails the Difficult Task of Condensing 60 Years of LGBTQ Activism Into One Compelling Docuseries | Judy Berman | May 14, 2021 | Time
The last time there was a raid of this scale was in 2001, when 52 men were arrested on Queen Boat, a floating disco on the Nile.Sisi Is Persecuting, Prosecuting, and Publicly Shaming Egypt’s Gays | Bel Trew | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
disco was dead and heavy metal was born—and so was Taylor Swift.Jimmy Kimmel Pranks Kids (Again), Taylor Swift’s 1989 Aerobics, and More Viral Videos | The Daily Beast Video | November 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For young white men at Comiskey Park, that target was disco music.
How could anyone think that their dislike of the Bee Gees made anything about disco Demolition Night acceptable?
Just look at the rhetoric used by angry 1970s rock fans to bash disco.
These were a cause of great joy, and when disco was reached, and some coal procured, the explorers felt almost at home.Notable Voyagers | W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
The men continued to grumble and deceive themselves with the idea of soon getting to disco, "where rum and tobacco were plenty."North-Pole Voyages | Zachariah Atwell Mudge
We can see the Greenland coast plainly and to-day, the 29th, we raised and passed disco Island.A Negro Explorer at the North Pole | Matthew A. Henson
Rima sulco rhombeo circumscripta, disco decussatim vix manifeste striato.
disco had an easy way of changing a subject when he felt that he was getting out of his depth.Black Ivory | R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for disco
an occasion at which typically young people dance to amplified pop records, usually compered by a disc jockey and featuring special lighting effects
(as modifier): disco dancing
a nightclub or other public place where such dances take place
mobile equipment, usually accompanied by a disc jockey who operates it, for providing music for a disco
a type of dance music designed to be played in discos, with a solid thump on each beat
(as modifier): a disco record
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