disc jockey

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Definition of disc jockey

: an announcer of a radio show of popular recorded music also : one who plays recorded music for dancing at a nightclub or party

Examples of disc jockey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All manner of Palestinians are doing their bit: Ramallah disc jockeys are organizing flash mob-style dance parties in which residents take to their rooftops and terraces. Mohammed Najib, New York Times, "Palestinians Fear a Coming Coronavirus Storm," 9 Apr. 2020 The biggest night in rock takes place on May 2 in Cleveland, where disc jockey Alan Freed coined the term rock and roll in 1951. cleveland, "Rock Hall Inductions 2020 set for May 2: Info on Cleveland flights, rental cars, hotels & more," 22 Jan. 2020 From bookstore shopkeepers to cafe owners to disc jockeys, entrepreneurs across America have been among the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Josh Rivera, USA TODAY, "Necessity and inventions: How these entrepreneurs are adapting to a pandemic," 27 Mar. 2020 Oettinger was fiddling around with ways to mesh his distinctive background — 26 years as a disc jockey, master of ceremonies and auctioneer — and the Bay Area’s new shelter-in-place reality. Steve Rubenstein, SFChronicle.com, "Would you pay to watch giraffes and monkeys while sheltered in place? Oakland Zoo is banking on it," 4 Apr. 2020 As a freelance disc jockey, Kim Marie Abellana relies on music events to make a living, but cancellations continue to pile up. Coral Murphy, USA TODAY, "As events are canceled because of COVID-19, event planning industry takes hit, reduces incomes," 14 Mar. 2020 The event includes a mile walk, breakfast, bounce houses, petting zoo, pony rides, children’s games, face painting, dunk tank, live entertainment, disc jockey, dancing and a raffle and silent auction. Kari Barnett, sun-sentinel.com, "Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization: 25 years of walking for change," 9 Oct. 2019 Raised in Lafayette, Tenn., a small town 60 miles northeast of Nashville, Mr. Smith worked as a disc jockey as a teenager. Bill Friskics-warren, New York Times, "Russell Smith, Amazing Rhythm Aces Singer and Songwriter, Dies at 70," 21 July 2019 The Ahmet Ertegun Award, to be presented to Landau and Azoff, honors songwriters, producers, disc jockeys, record executives, journalists and other industry professionals who have had a major influence on rock and roll. Lisa Respers France, CNN, "The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 inductees are...," 15 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of disc jockey

1940, in the meaning defined above

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20 May 2020

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“Disc jockey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disc%20jockey. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of disc jockey

: a person who plays recorded music on the radio or at a party or nightclub

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Kids Definition of disc jockey

: someone who plays recorded music on the radio or at a party

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