[ dis-koh ]
/ ˈdɪs koʊ /
noun, plural dis·cos.
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.
verb (used without object), dis·coed, dis·co·ing.
to dance disco, especially at a discotheque.
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Origin of disco
An Americanism dating back to 1960–65; by shortening
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British Dictionary definitions for disco
/ (ˈdɪskəʊ) /
noun plural -cos
- 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
Word Origin for disco
C20: shortened from discotheque
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Medical definitions for disco
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