Definition of disco in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈdɪskəʊ

noun (plural discos)

  • 1A club or party at which people dance to pop music: on Friday evenings, he often attended a disco with school friends
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    • 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.
  • 1.1The lighting and sound equipment used at a disco: no one knows how to waltz so I’ve ordered a disco
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    • If you have hired a Disco as well that's fine- we like working with Discos.
    • My friends are having an 18th party for their twins and have hired a disco.
    • In addition to all this work, we hired a disco to provide entertainment in the social.
  • 2 short for disco music.
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    • 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: she filled every hour of the day playing tennis, or discoing with friends
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    • 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.

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