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disco Syllabification: dis·co
Pronunciation: /ˈdiskō/

Definition of disco in English:

noun (plural discos)

1A club or party at which people dance to pop music.
Example sentences
  • These will ban the carrying of firearms in restaurants, clubs, discotheques and pubs between 10 pm and 6 am.
  • They were ‘employed’ through intermediaries and announcements in clubs, bars and discotheques seeking people with computer literacy and good English.
  • The village itself has two guarded beaches, many small family hotels, clubs, bars, restaurants and discotheques, currency change bureaus and regular public bus transport and taxis.
2Pop music intended mainly for dancing to at discos, typically soul-influenced and melodic with a regular bass beat and popular particularly in the late 1970s.
Example sentences
  • The work's equally edgy score incorporates techno, disco, and house music.
  • The group scored the first major reggae, rock / disco and hip-hop hits.
  • He navigates through that abyss that few artists dare to explore, culling from the far reaches of jazz, lounge, disco, and even classical music.

verb (discoes, discoing, discoed)

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Attend or dance at a disco: for the next three hours he discoed nonstop
More example sentences
  • I couldn't dance, I couldn't disco, so my teenage years were terrible.
  • However there are no dazzling lights, no exciting music, no wine or scent of perfume when you disco on the tideland.
  • A few seconds later, she was discoing.


1960s (originally US): abbreviation of discotheque.

Words that rhyme with disco

cisco, Disko, Morisco, pisco, San Francisco
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