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techno

play
noun, often attributive tech·no \ˈtek-nō\

Simple Definition of techno

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of techno

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

Examples of techno in a sentence

  1. The club plays only techno.



Origin and Etymology of techno

techno- (as in techno-pop or techno-rock, styles of popular music utilizing electronically created sounds)


First Known Use: 1987


techno-

combining form tech·no

Simple Definition of techno-

  • : technical : technological

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of techno-

  1. :  technical :  technological <technocracy>

Origin and Etymology of techno-

technology


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