night·​club | \ ˈnīt-ˌkləb How to pronounce nightclub (audio) \

Definition of nightclub

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: a place of entertainment open at night usually serving food and liquor and providing music and space for dancing and often having a floor show


nightclubbed; nightclubbing; nightclubs

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nightclubber noun

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Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of nightclub in a Sentence

Noun decided to go dancing at a local nightclub after the long dinner and movie
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Phoenix resident Jimmy Flores, 30, spent a night out drinking with friends in a nightclub. Fox News, "Coronavirus spikes in the South and West, younger patients make up majority of cases," 27 June 2020 More than 100 cases were linked to a nightclub in Seoul. Cnn Staff, CNN, "Lessons from South Korea: Dr. Sanjay Gupta's coronavirus podcast for June 24," 24 June 2020 The company support the onePULSE Foundation, a nonprofit organization established by the owner of the Pulse nightclub following the June 12, 2016 shooting in Orlando, Florida. oregonlive, "Top fashion designers show off rainbow clothes, shoes, hats: ‘Pride won’t be canceled’," 16 June 2020 In the last few years, the nightclub has gone on to start a nonprofit that raises money to create a permanent memorial and museum for the victims of the attack that will educate people about violence against the LGBTQ community. Elly Belle,, "Four Years Later, The LGBTQ+ Community Still Fights For The Lives Lost At Pulse Nightclub," 13 June 2020 Some confusion has emerged over the state’s definition of a nightclub as opposed to a bar or tavern. Mary Colurso |, al, "Entertainment venues in Jefferson County can reopen under state guidelines," 9 June 2020 In Old Town Scottsdale, Ariz., the Riot House restaurant and nightclub is packed with patrons who are not social distancing or wearing masks. Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times, "Partygoers have been packing Arizona bars. Now the state is a coronavirus hot spot," 15 June 2020 During Beaty's tenure at Revel, the nightclub hosted high-profile acts such as rapper Nas and EDM duo the Chainsmokers. David Lindquist, The Indianapolis Star, "'He made you feel like family': Chris Beaty remembered for positive influence," 12 June 2020 The recent emergence of cases come from religious meetings, home-visit sales, nightclub-goers and ping-pong game rooms — particularly among people older than 60. NBC News, "COVID-19 deaths in Latin America top 70,000 as Sao Paulo eases lockdown," 11 June 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb If its address looks familiar, that's because Houston's legendary '80s nightclub Etro Lounge operated there for more than a decade. Darla Guillen Gilthorpe, Houston Chronicle, "Houston's (latest) most anticipated restaurant openings, August," 20 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of nightclub


1871, in the meaning defined above


1929, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nightclub was in 1871

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30 Jun 2020

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“Nightclub.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of nightclub

: a place that is open at night, has music, dancing, or a show, and usually serves alcoholic drinks and food


night·​club | \ ˈnīt-ˌkləb How to pronounce nightclub (audio) \

Kids Definition of nightclub

: a place of entertainment open at night usually serving food and alcoholic beverages and having music for dancing

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