Definition of deco in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdekō/


1 Short for art deco.
Example sentences
  • Also here is the town's only gay nightclub, the Boom Boom Room, which fronts the Coast Inn, an unpretentious deco structure with low rates and killer water views.
  • I've finally found a dream apartment in an old deco building, with a terrific view in a great neighborhood.
  • The smart deco bar is a beautiful throwback, a jewel box where servers in smart white waistcoats present bowls of olives, nuts and snacks.
2 (in scuba diving) short for decompression.
Example sentences
  • We have tables and computers to work out our deco, we have regulators that can perform to ridiculous depths, and we have twinsets and rebreathers to give us shedloads of gas.
  • This steam collier grounded off north Cornwall in 1916 and makes for an interesting dive if you don't mind a little deco, says John Liddiard.
  • I was the last person to exit the water since I had the longest deco.

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Syllabification: dec·o

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