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

bistro, boîte, cabaret, café (also cafe), club, nightspot, nitery (also niterie), roadhouse, supper club

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Examples of nightclub in a Sentence


decided to go dancing at a local nightclub after the long dinner and movie

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Valero filed suit against Veltman, alleging the nightclub engaged in drugs and homosexual solicitation. René A. Guzman,, "Disco-era gay club San Antonio Country subject of new documentary," 18 June 2019 Over 700 of those fatalities were civilians, many of them children who died when suicide bombers detonated themselves on buses, in cafés full of families and nightclubs full of kids; some 8,500 people were injured. Batya Ungar-sargon, The New York Review of Books, "A Palestinian in Israeli Military Court: Issa Amro, the Judge, & Me," 17 June 2019 The former was a hot afternoon pool party at Clé nightclub, featuring DJs Joe Gauthreaux and singer Siya. Houston Chronicle, "Pride, liquor and Instagram prove healthy draw for Houston partygoers (June 14-16)," 17 June 2019 In Orlando, the owner of the Pulse nightclub plans to make the site into a museum and a memorial to the 49 people gunned down there in 2016. Kathleen Foody, Fortune, "'They Want to Experience It.' Why Columbine Might Be Demolished 20 Years After School Shooting," 14 June 2019 However, hours later, TMZ published the surveillance video said to be shot inside the Manhattan nightclub on Sunday. Nardine Saad,, "Cuba Gooding Jr.’s attorney says groping accuser was ‘stalking’ the actor," 14 June 2019 Eddy Vladimir Féliz García and the second man arrived at the Dial nightclub Sunday on a motorcycle before one of them eventually opened fire, police said. Amir Vera, Jason Hanna And Eliott C. Mclaughlin, CNN, "David Ortiz is being treated at a Boston hospital as Dominican Republic police try to figure out why he was shot," 11 June 2019 The news comes after a Detroit woman was arrested last month after firing a gun outside of a Royal Oak nightclub. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, "1 dead, 1 injured in shooting outside westside Detroit nightclub," 9 June 2019 And there was a thriving kind of social scene around those nightclubs, which often led to criminal activity and became the kind of focus of the organized crime community in New York at that time. Andrea Bernstein, ProPublica, "“Trump, Inc.” and Former FBI Deputy Chief Andrew McCabe Compare Notes," 29 May 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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21 Jun 2019

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The first known use of nightclub was in 1871

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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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