dis·​co·​theque ˈdi-skə-ˌtek How to pronounce discotheque (audio)
variants or discothèque

Examples of discotheque in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The wandering belly dancers and coffee ground readers are a good distraction between courses and real Armenian coffee will keep you awake until the discotheque closes. Megan Wood, Travel + Leisure, 14 Nov. 2023 Read More: Which Israel Will Emerge After the Hamas Attack? Hamas—aided by Hizballah in Lebanon—filled the void by sending suicide bombers to target Israeli civilians in shopping centers, a discotheque, and crowded busses. TIME, 17 Oct. 2023 The car's environs can soothe like a day spa—or stimulate like a discotheque—via copious ambient lighting that throbs to the beats from the standard Burmester audio system's 21 speakers. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, 24 July 2023 Adults may want to dance at Pacha (the discotheque) or test their luck at the casino. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 19 July 2023 The song gained popularity, though, and became a huge favorite in discotheques. Daniela Avila, Peoplemag, 28 Apr. 2023 As for the former discotheque, flashing lights once bathed the dance floor and its surrounding cocktail seating. René A. Guzman, San Antonio Express-News, 23 Feb. 2023 When the late Jim Hasslocher first conceived the restaurant in the early 1970s, the founder of Jim's Restaurants and Frontier Burger pictured a kooky but cozy dining establishment with a bar and discotheque aimed more for adults. René A. Guzman, San Antonio Express-News, 23 Feb. 2023 In 1986, Ronald Reagan had bombed Tripoli, including Qaddafi’s own home, in retaliation for an attack at a discotheque in Berlin. Marcia Desanctis, Vogue, 4 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of discotheque was in 1960

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“Discotheque.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discotheque. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


dis·​co·​theque ˈdis-kə-ˌtek How to pronounce discotheque (audio)
: disco

from French discothèque "nightclub with music for dancing," from disque "phonograph record, disk" and -thèque (the same ending as in French bibliothèque "library")

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