nightclub

noun
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

nightclub

verb
nightclubbed; nightclubbing; nightclubs

Definition of nightclub (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to patronize nightclubs

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Other Words from nightclub

Verb

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 Louis Moore couldn’t stop staring at the dancer, third from the right in the chorus line, at the China Doll nightclub in New York City. Los Angeles Times, "They fell in love after WWII and Japanese incarceration. At 98, he’s published tribute to his beloved," 28 Apr. 2021 Other trials will see 3,000 people pack into a nightclub in Liverpool on April 30, 5,000 people attend an outdoor concert on May 2, and 21,000 football fans watch the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium on May 15. Rob Picheta, CNN, "No masks, no social distancing and a 4,000-strong crowd at next month's Brit Awards, as the UK looks to restart live events," 22 Apr. 2021 Chang has covered mass shootings and the myriad issues raised by shootings at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, at the concert in Las Vegas and at the Sandy Hook school in Newtown, Conn. ABC News, "'Nightline' co-anchor Juju Chang's biography," 21 Apr. 2021 After the 2016 shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. — where a Muslim man pledging loyalty to the Islamic State killed 49 people and wounded 53 more — Mr. Robertson developed an extreme animosity toward Muslims, particularly immigrants. New York Times, "Feeding Hate With Video: A Former Alt-Right YouTuber Explains His Methods," 15 Apr. 2021 Shootings by the gang left one rival dead, injured an innocent bystander sitting on a folding chair outside a Brooklyn home and caused pandemonium outside a nightclub in Miami Beach, Florida, authorities said. NBC News, "Rapper Bobby Shmurda released from New York prison," 23 Feb. 2021 Shootings by the gang left one rival dead, injured an innocent bystander sitting on a folding chair outside a Brooklyn home and caused pandemonium outside a nightclub in Miami Beach, Florida, authorities said. Tom Hays, Chron, "'Hot Boy' rapper Bobby Shmurda released from NY prison," 23 Feb. 2021 In the slum in the southern reaches of Buenos Aires, Ms. Huanca’s partner had recently reclaimed his old job at the nightclub, but rising prices for food and fuel had effectively diminished their income. New York Times, "‘We Were Left With Nothing’: Argentina’s Misery Deepens in the Pandemic," 19 Apr. 2021 Pittsburgh police are reviewing a complaint that alleges Rams star defensive tackle Aaron Donald was involved in an assault that left a man injured during an altercation at a nightclub last weekend. Los Angeles Times, "Rams’ Aaron Donald accused of assault in hometown of Pittsburgh," 14 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, "Houston's (latest) most anticipated restaurant openings, August," 20 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of nightclub

Noun

1871, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1929, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nightclub was in 1871

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14 May 2021

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“Nightclub.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nightclub. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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nightclub

noun

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

nightclub

noun
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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