nightlife

noun
night·​life | \ ˈnīt-ˌlīf How to pronounce nightlife (audio) \

Definition of nightlife

: the activity of or entertainment provided for pleasure-seekers at night (as in nightclubs) also : establishments providing nightlife

Examples of nightlife in a Sentence

The city is famous for its nightlife.
Recent Examples on the Web Everyone has been trying to support their favorite restaurants, bars and other nightlife spots lately, but ordering dinner to-go only goes so far. Adam Lukach, chicagotribune.com, "Buy merch. Support your favorite Chicago restaurants and bars.," 26 Nov. 2020 Andrew Rigie, head of the New York City Hospitality Alliance, representing local restaurants and nightlife venues, said the recent spike in COVID-19 infections could not have come at a worse time for restaurants. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, "For many restaurants, Thanksgiving closures are tough to swallow," 25 Nov. 2020 Under Nicolli, the nightlife staff will be fully integrated into the resort instead of only working in a club. Melinda Sheckells, Billboard, "Las Vegas Plans for Its Biggest Nightlife Debut in More Than a Decade," 24 Nov. 2020 John Cote, communications director with the city attorney’s office, pointed to Mayor London Breed’s fee and tax waivers in support of bars and nightlife venues that have been forced to remain closed or are barely operating during the pandemic. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "California restaurant owners plan to sue the state over permit fees," 17 Nov. 2020 Governments massively ramped up testing to better monitor the virus’s spread, cracking down on local outbreaks or curbing behavior, like nightlife, that authorities blamed for a rise in infections that was steady but not overwhelming. Ruth Bender, WSJ, "Germany to Shut Restaurants, Bars to Combat Coronavirus Spread," 28 Oct. 2020 This month alone, Italy has tightened rules four times, first requiring masks outdoors, then trimming hours for restaurants, then granting mayors the power to institute curfews in nightlife areas. Washington Post, "Italy, not wanting a coronavirus lockdown again, shows peril of targeted restrictions," 26 Oct. 2020 Health officials have been targeting nightlife and partying as some of the main sources for the latest revival of infections. Joseph Wilson, Star Tribune, "Spain orders nationwide curfew to stem worsening outbreak," 25 Oct. 2020 An ordinary nightlife scene came to an early close at the Blarney Pub & Grill in Minneapolis on Friday in compliance with Gov. Tim Walz's COVID-19 safety order, forcing bar patrons to guzzle their beers by 10 p.m. and leave. Mary Lynn Smith, Star Tribune, "Tougher enforcement of Minnesota bars, restaurants not on COVID menu," 15 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of nightlife

1852, in the meaning defined above

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“Nightlife.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nightlife. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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nightlife

noun
How to pronounce nightlife (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of nightlife

: social activities and forms of entertainment that are available at night in bars, nightclubs, etc.

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