Definitions for DISCOˈdɪs koʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disco, disco music(noun)

    popular dance music (especially in the late 1970s); melodic with a regular bass beat; intended mainly for dancing at discotheques

  2. disco, discotheque(verb)

    a public dance hall for dancing to recorded popular music

  3. disco(verb)

    dance to disco music


  1. disco(Noun)

    A short form of discotheque, a place for dancing.

  2. disco(Noun)

    A type of music popular in discotheques.

  3. disco(Verb)

    To dance disco-style dances.

  4. disco(Verb)

    To go to discotheques.

  5. Origin: From a shortening of discotheque, from discothèque.


  1. Disco

    Disco is a genre of music which was popular from the mid 1970s to early 1980s. The term is derived from discothèque. Its initial audiences were club-goers from the African American, gay, Latino, Italian American, and psychedelic communities in New York City and Philadelphia during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Disco also was a reaction against both the domination of rock music and the stigmatization of dance music by the counterculture during this period. Women embraced disco as well, and the music eventually expanded to several other popular groups of the time. In what is considered a forerunner to disco style clubs, New York City DJ David Mancuso opened The Loft, a members-only private dance club set in his own home, in February 1970. Allmusic claims some have argued that Isaac Hayes and Barry White were playing what would be called disco music as early as 1971. According to the music guide, there is disagreement as to what the first disco song was. Claims have been made for Manu Dibango's "Soul Makossa", Jerry Butler's "One Night Affair", the Hues Corporation's "Rock the Boat", George McCrae's "Rock Your Baby", and "Kung Fu Fighting" by Biddu and Carl Douglas. The first article about disco was written in September 1973 by Vince Aletti for Rolling Stone magazine. In 1974 New York City's WPIX-FM premiered the first disco radio show.

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