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

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 Glow Shots and Cocktails is a bar on Mill Avenue while Casa Amigos and Bottled Blonde, both part of Evening Entertainment Group, are each a restaurant and nightclub in Old Town Scottsdale. Chelsea Curtis, The Arizona Republic, "3 bars and restaurants reopen after being shut down for violating COVID-19 guidelines," 8 Oct. 2020 In 2019, Politico published a piece that called out Falwell for a trip to Miami's WALL nightclub. Barnini Chakraborty, Fox News, "Giancarlo Granda claims Falwell Jr. has been 'relentlessly harassing' him since sex scandal broke," 9 Sep. 2020 Djokovic brought the players to a nightclub in Belgrade and played pick-up basketball, making a mockery of the dangers of the virus. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Novak Djokovic's moment of boneheadedness will ripple across tennis, U.S. Open history," 7 Sep. 2020 Many of the protests took on an atmosphere akin to an outdoor nightclub, fully equipped with DJs and dancing. Lulu Seikaly, Glamour, "I’m Running to be the First Arab American Congresswoman in Texas. I’m Also Mourning What Happened in Lebanon," 11 Aug. 2020 The outbreaks reportedly started after players engaged in high-risk activities, such as going to a nightclub or casino. oregonlive, "NFL threatens fines or suspensions for players who engage in ‘High-risk COVID-19 conduct’," 4 Aug. 2020 Serious Pizza in Deep Ellum has new owners: the team who operates Citizen nightclub and Vidorra restaurant. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "3 Dallas restaurants reopen mid-pandemic: Glazed Donut Works, The Porch and Georgie," 3 Sep. 2020 The term became recently popularized, however, after the devastating Pulse massacre in 2016, the mass shooting that occurred at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Minhae Shim Roth, Good Housekeeping, "What Does Latinx Mean?," 1 Sep. 2020 The shooting Sunday was the first reported at the nightclub since the January shooting. Fox News, "Kansas City nightclub shooting wounds 4; club saw deadly shooting in January," 31 Aug. 2020 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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16 Oct 2020

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“Nightclub.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 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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