silent disco

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.

Origin of silent disco

First recorded in 2005–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019