techno

noun, often attributive tech·no \ ˈtek-nō \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

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 in a Sentence

  1. The club plays only techno.

Recent Examples of techno from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'techno.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of techno

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


techno-

combining form

Definition of techno-

: technical : technological
  • technocracy

Origin and Etymology of techno-

technology


TECHNO Defined for English Language Learners

techno

noun

Definition of techno for English Language Learners

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


techno-

combining form

Definition of techno- for English Language Learners

  • : technical : technological


Learn More about techno


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up techno? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to provide what is needed to exist

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Intact Latin Quiz

  • roman-tablet
  • What did focus mean in Latin?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!