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

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 Researchers have documented that a history of violence or threats toward women is a common trait among gunmen in mass shootings, as evident in the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting and the 2019 shooting in Dayton, Ohio. Anchorage Daily News, 28 May 2022 From devastating natural disasters such as Hurricane Dorian to unspeakable horrors such as the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, death and suffering are a large part of my profession. Adam Charlton, CNN, 17 July 2022 Julian is one of the few characters who wasn’t present for the nightclub shooting. Sasha Urban, Variety, 28 June 2022 Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, counsel for Lambda Legal, recalled the Pulse nightclub shooting that left 49 dead in Orlando, Florida, in 2016, noting how LGBTQ people are disproportionately affected by gun violence. Celina Tebor, USA TODAY, 24 June 2022 Logan made them as tribute to the victims of the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, where 49 people were killed in the deadliest attack on LGBTQ+ people in American history. Globe Staff,, 15 June 2022 Akyra — the youngest victim in the Pulse nightclub shooting — was just 18. Orlando Sentinel Staff, Orlando Sentinel, 12 June 2022 Before the Pulse nightclub shooting, New Orleans was the location of the other largest mass murder in the U.S. Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 June 2022 Wolf, who is a survivor of the Pulse nightclub shooting, also decried DeSantis’s veto of $150,000 for mental health resources for other survivors of the Pulse massacre. Lori Rozsa, Washington Post, 4 June 2022 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 See More

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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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6 Aug 2022

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“Nightclub.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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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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