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 The victim told police that the incident occurred at a nightclub on the 3500 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 6 Feb. 2022 The shooting is the third this week to involve an Atlanta nightclub but the first to end in a fatality. Chelsea Prince, ajc, 28 Jan. 2022 Sunday's fire was the city's deadliest since 1990, when arson at an unlicensed Bronx nightclub killed 87 people, mostly Honduran and Central American immigrants. Ray Sanchez, CNN, 16 Jan. 2022 Eater also reports that Gipsy, an iconic gay nightclub that stood at the corner of Paradise Road and Naples Drive for over 40 years until it was demolished in 2021, will return in 2022. Shanti Lerner, The Arizona Republic, 13 Jan. 2022 The Travis County grand jury declined indictments against the officers who opened fire on Aquantis Griffin, 21, behind an East Sixth Street nightclub. Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 6 Nov. 2021 The pair's friendship began at the Danceteria nightclub in the '80s, when Mazar was still an unknown actress doing makeup to pay the bills and Madonna was an aspiring singer. Brianne Tracy,, 11 May 2022 The eponymous red windmill has been a staple of the nightclub since its beginnings, although the original structure burned down in 1915. Francesca Street, CNN, 4 May 2022 On the nightclub’s plush couches rested sequined pillows emblazoned with Cage’s face. Angelique Jackson, Variety, 19 Apr. 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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26 May 2022

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“Nightclub.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 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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