disco


1dis·co

noun \ˈdis-(ˌ)kō\

: a nightclub where people dance to recorded popular music

: a type of popular dance music

plural discos

Full Definition of DISCO

1
:  a nightclub for dancing to live and recorded music
2
:  popular dance music characterized by hypnotic rhythm, repetitive lyrics, and electronically produced sounds

Origin of DISCO

short for discotheque
First Known Use: 1964

2disco

verb

Definition of DISCO

intransitive verb
:  to dance to disco music

First Known Use of DISCO

1979

disco

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Style of dance music that arose in the mid-1970s, characterized by hypnotic rhythm, repetitive lyrics, and electronically produced sounds. Disco (short for discotheque) evolved largely from New York City underground nightclubs, in which disc jockeys would play dance records for hours without interruption, taking care to synchronize the beats so as to make a seamless change between records. Artists such as Donna Summer, Chic, and the Bee Gees had many hits in the genre, which peaked with the release of the film Saturday Night Fever (1977). Disco faded quickly after 1980, but its powerful influence, especially its sequenced electronic beats, still continues to affect much of pop music.

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