Discotheque meaning

dĭskə-tĕk, dĭskə-tĕk
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A nightclub that features dancing to recorded or sometimes live music and often has showy decor and elaborate lighting.
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(slightly dated) A nightclub where dancing takes place.
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Origin of discotheque

  • French record library, discothèque from Italian discoteca record library disco disk, record (from Latin discus quoit discus) biblioteca library (from Latin bibliothēca bibliotheca)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French discothèque (“record library").

    From Wiktionary