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 Barbara and Edmund’s love story began at a Chicago nightclub. Jasmine Grant, Essence, "Bridal Bliss: Barbara Had A Beyoncé-Inspired Dance Surprise For Her Groom Edmund At Their Dreamy Wedding," 22 Jan. 2020 The following year, he was cuffed again for punching a man at a nightclub. Derek Lawrence,, "A Bad Boy for Life: Martin Lawrence on his struggles with fame and return to the spotlight," 16 Jan. 2020 That disclaimer should have been more strongly worded, according to Patience Carter, a survivor of the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting that killed 49 people in Orlando. Ben Crandell,, "At Fillmore Miami Beach, Madonna like we’ve never seen her before," 10 Dec. 2019 Victoria Grant, played by Moonlight newcomer Allison Spratt Pearce, finds herself at a nightclub, without work or money. Pomerado News, "Moonlight ends season with entertaining ‘Victor/Victoria’," 18 Sep. 2019 After the Orlando nightclub shooting, a pack of 12 golden retriever K-9 Comfort Dogs were deployed to help victims of the tragedy feel safe. Danielle Garrand, CBS News, "Specially trained dogs travel to El Paso to comfort first responders and medical staff after mass shooting," 5 Aug. 2019 Demissew said, referring to the nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla., in 2016. Juliana Kim,, "'We take security very differently': Baltimore Pride organizers prepare for weekend visitors," 11 June 2019 Duffey was suspended a second time in 2018 after being arrested for disturbance in front of a nightclub in Lubbock, Texas. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, "Central Michigan football lands QB Jett Duffey after troubled tenure at Texas Tech," 19 Jan. 2020 The song was released as a single in June, accompanied by a controversial video with a graphic depiction of a mass shooting in a nightclub. Ben Crandell,, "At Fillmore Miami Beach, Madonna like we’ve never seen her before," 10 Dec. 2019 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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15 Feb 2020

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“Nightclub.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 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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