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


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nightclubbed; nightclubbing; nightclubs

intransitive verb

: to patronize nightclubs
nightclubber noun

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
The ‘80s were an exciting time, especially in downtown New York nightclubs. Helen Mitsios, SPIN, 16 May 2024 Last week, law enforcement officials told The Dallas Morning News that Rice also was suspected of assaulting a person at a downtown nightclub; Dallas police did not name Rice as the suspect in detailing a report to The Associated Press. CBS News, 15 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for nightclub 

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Word History

First Known Use


1871, in the meaning defined above


1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nightclub was in 1871

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“Nightclub.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a place of entertainment open in the evening and usually serving food and liquor, having a floor show, and providing music for dancing

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