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

Every one of us is a potential victim, simply by being present — in a public space, a classroom, a nightclub or even at work. Peter Georgescu For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "While the government does nothing about gun violence, CEOs are filling the void," 10 Sep. 2019 Chelsea are unlikely to punish Danny Drinkwater, following an incident in which he was involved in a fight that left him with ankle damage, outside a Manchester nightclub earlier this month., "Danny Drinkwater to Avoid Chelsea Punishment After Alleged Nightclub Attack," 10 Sep. 2019 Orlando’s Pulse nightclub massacre, along with other high-profile attacks on LGBTQ people in Florida, placed renewed attention on the risks faced by LGBTQ people in the state. NBC News, "From Rio to Orlando, self-defense classes are catering to LGBTQ people," 10 Sep. 2019 The City Council is planning to hire a consultant to study Providence’s challenges with nightclubs., "After a summer of bad headlines for violence outside of various nightclubs across Providence, city leaders are launching a campaign to appoint a “nightlife mayor” who would be in charge of addressing concerns of residents and advocating for the nighttime economy.," 10 Sep. 2019 For his New York Fashion Week show, Ralph Lauren transformed a ballroom on Wall Street into Ralph's Club, a decadent Jazz Age nightclub. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Janelle Monáe Brought the House Down at Ralph Lauren's NYFW Show," 8 Sep. 2019 During the MTV Video Music Awards Miley and Carter were spotted holding hands and later, entering Up and Down nightclub after the show. Georgia Slater,, "Miley Cyrus’ Sister Brandi Wishes Kaitlynn Carter Happy Birthday on Instagram," 5 Sep. 2019 With groups picnicking in the shade and DJs spinning rump-shaking house music, the atmosphere was somewhere between a backyard barbecue and a nightclub. Los Angeles Times, "Black voters to 2020 Democrats: Don’t take us for granted," 3 Sep. 2019 Leavelle, who already knew Dallas nightclub owner Ruby before the shooting, died Thursday, his daughter Karla Leavelle confirmed. Joe Simnacher And Marc Ramirez,, "Jim Leavelle, detective in historic photo of Lee Harvey Oswald’s shooting, dies," 30 Aug. 2019

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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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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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