or si·lent rave
[ sahy-luhnt dis-koh or sahy-luhnt reyv ]
/ ˈsaɪ lənt ˈdɪs koʊ or ˈsaɪ lənt ˈreɪv /
a dance party featuring multiple music playlists, arranged by one or more disc jockeys or uploaded by attendees, and broadcast to wireless headphones on multiple channels, such that people at the same event are dancing to different music: The festival closed with a twin-channel silent disco that lasted until sunrise.
Discover The Influence Of Portuguese On English Via This Quiz!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following bird names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Words nearby silent disco
Origin of silent disco
First recorded in 2005–10
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