Origin of discothèqueFrench from disque, disk, record ( from Classical Latin discus: see discus) + (biblio)thèque, library from Classical Latin bibliotheca: see bibliotheca
A nightclub that features dancing to recorded or sometimes live music and often has showy decor and elaborate lighting.
Origin of discothequeFrench record library, discothèque from Italian discoteca record library disco disk, record ( from Latin discus quoit ; see discus . ) biblioteca library ( from Latin bibliothēca ; see bibliotheca . )
- (slightly dated) A nightclub where dancing takes place.