techno

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tech·no

noun, often attributive \ˈtek-nō\

: a type of electronic dance music that has a fast beat

Full Definition of TECHNO

:  electronic dance music that features a fast beat and synthesized sounds usually without vocals or a conventional popular song structure

Examples of TECHNO

  1. The club plays only techno.

Origin of TECHNO

techno- (as in techno-pop or techno-rock, styles of popular music utilizing electronically created sounds)
First Known Use: 1987

techno

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

electronic dance music that first appeared in the U.S. in the 1980s and became globally popular in the 1990s. It originated with Detroit deejay-producers who, inspired by European electro-pop, underlaid dreamy synthesizer melodies with rapid electronic rhythms. Imported in Europe, it was adopted by the burgeoning rave scene of all-night dance parties (which often featured the hallucinogen ecstasy) and is celebrated in the annual Love Parade in Berlin.

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