What does disco mean?

Definitions for disco
ˈdɪs koʊdis·co

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disco, disco musicnoun

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

  2. disco, discothequeverb

    a public dance hall for dancing to recorded popular music

  3. discoverb

    dance to disco music

Wiktionary

  1. disconoun

    A short form of discotheque, a place for dancing.

    Etymology: From a shortening of discotheque, from discothèque.

  2. disconoun

    A type of music popular in discotheques.

    Etymology: From a shortening of discotheque, from discothèque.

  3. discoverb

    To dance disco-style dances.

    Etymology: From a shortening of discotheque, from discothèque.

  4. discoverb

    To go to discotheques.

    Etymology: From a shortening of discotheque, from discothèque.

Freebase

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. DISCO

    Every body uses this word in his daily life but the full form of this word (disco)is known to very few people.Its full form is Dance Item With Song Chorus and Orchestra. D - dance I - item S - song C - Chorus O - orchestra

    Submitted by rinat on May 19, 2019  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disco in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disco in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of disco in a Sentence

  1. David Guetta:

    There was a movement called 'disco sucks', it was a shame to like disco, but then there was no music to dance to, so some DJs started to use old disco records, but the B-sides and the acapellas, and we began producing beats with drum machines.

  2. Ann Wilson:

    It was darn nigh impossible for women in rock in the 70s. There wasn't a mold if you were a woman and you were in the entertainment in the 70s. You were probably a disco diva or a folk singer, or simply ornamental. Radio would play only one woman per hour.

  3. William Wegman:

    They don't care about doing a William Wegman piece. They just want to do a Darth Vader piece, or disco dog, their language is mesmerizing.

Images & Illustrations of disco

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