dis·​co·​theque | \ ˈdi-skə-ˌtek How to pronounce discotheque (audio) , ˌdis-kə-ˈtek \
variants: or discothèque

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Recent Examples on the Web Inspired by Gaynor, the high priestess of the discotheque, Gloria’s case and crown sport black spinels, pink and yellow sapphires, and diamonds, making a striking contrast against a dial plate of hematite, onyx and pink opal. Harper's BAZAAR, "Richard Mille's New Watch Collection Is a Celebration of Female Empowerment," 9 Dec. 2020 Below is a European-style discotheque he's dubbed Club James. Gary Baum, The Hollywood Reporter, "The Peculiar Life of the Man in the 'Big Lebowski' House: An NBA Superfan’s Wild L.A. Mansion," 12 Mar. 2020 As a fan of fiction that weaves historical fact into its world (see Mad Men's JFK episode or Deutschland 86's on the Berlin discotheque bombings), Christopher hits a lot of sweet spots in Darkness on the Edge of Town. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "Darkness on the Edge of Town," 29 June 2019 All this, plus Dazzler makes her debut, in a period-appropriate discotheque. Graeme Mcmillan, WIRED, "5 Comics to Read After You've Seen Dark Phoenix," 7 June 2019 The go-go trend dates back to Paris in 1963, when Elmer Valentine, a Los Angeles restaurant owner, visited a Left Bank discotheque. Marc Myers, WSJ, "When Women’s Empowerment Wore a Go-Go Skirt," 6 Apr. 2018 Saturday Night Fever followed the dual life of Travolta’s character; a star on the discotheque dance floor but a working-class man with a dead-end job and an unsupportive family back at home. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "Pizza Inferno: John Travolta Channels Saturday Night Fever at Brooklyn Event in His Honor," 13 June 2018 Vinyl was everywhere: From Chicago warehouses to Nigerian discotheques. Anna Cardovillis, CNN, "'Vinyl is king!': Why Kenya is having a record revival," 23 Apr. 2018 This isn’t a rule of the game; as far as Fortnite’s code is concerned, a discotheque is as good a place for blasting as a dry creek bed. Robin Sloan, The Atlantic, "I Played Fortnite and Figured Out the Universe," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of discotheque

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for discotheque

French discothèque, from disque disk, record + -o- + -thèque (as in bibliothèque library)

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“Discotheque.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discotheque. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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