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

Definition of nightclub

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

Definition of nightclub (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to patronize nightclubs

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Other Words from nightclub


nightclubber noun

Synonyms for nightclub

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 Desiree’ cleaned houses and doctors’ offices while also, for ten years, working night security at a nightclub, Picasso’s. Dallas News, 28 May 2021 Authorities on Monday identified two men fatally shot over the weekend outside a downtown Minneapolis nightclub, where eight others were hit by gunfire. Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, 24 May 2021 The shelter is housed in a former nightclub, where bar shelves have been stocked with medicine, personal-hygiene products, and baby powder. Stephania Taladrid, The New Yorker, 6 May 2021 Almost 700 feet long, the ship has 567 cabins, three restaurants, six bars, a dozen or so shops, a casino, a movie theater, a nightclub, and a chapel. Ian Urbina, The Atlantic, 6 May 2021 The video was shot at a nightclub called Takasaki Guild located in Gunma, Japan, that closed its doors on Mar. 27. Billboard Japan, Billboard, 30 Mar. 2021 On Saturday, four people were injured in a shooting outside of a nightclub in Citrus Heights, police told CNN affiliate KCRA. Hollie Silverman, CNN, 10 May 2021 Founder Tim Yohannan, who also launched influential zine Maximum Rocknroll, envisioned it as a space that would challenge all the norms of a capitalist nightclub. Aaron Carnes, Rolling Stone, 30 Apr. 2021 For The Community, comes a week after employees of the downtown Orlando nightclub were offered vaccines there. Cristóbal Reyes,, 10 Apr. 2021 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, 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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7 Jun 2021

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“Nightclub.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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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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