discotheque

or dis·co·thèque

[ dis-kuh-tek, dis-kuh-tek ]
/ ˈdɪs kəˌtɛk, ˌdɪs kəˈtɛk /

noun

a nightclub for dancing to live or recorded music and often featuring sophisticated sound systems, elaborate lighting, and other effects.

Origin of discotheque

From the French word discothèque, dating back to 1950–55. See disc, -o-, theca
Also called disco.
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British Dictionary definitions for discotheque

discotheque

/ (ˈdɪskəˌtɛk) /

noun

the full name of disco

Word Origin for discotheque

C20: from French discothèque, from Greek diskos disc + -o- + Greek thēkē case
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