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.

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For all of the ground that the hit film Love, Simon broke, there was one aspect of modern queerness that fans wanted to see represented in the film: gay nightlife. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "'Love, Simon' Deleted Scene Featuring Colton Haynes Shows an Awkward Experience at Simon's First Gay Bar," 30 May 2018 Our hotel attracts every type of guest, from family vacationers who enjoy long beach days, to single adults and couples who come for the Miami nightlife, as well as traveling business professionals. Lindsay Silberman, Town & Country, "Take a peek inside the art deco resort in Miami Beach that hosted old Hollywood's finest.," 12 Mar. 2019 Photo: Marco Simola for The Wall Street Journal Barranco, long a hot spot for nightlife, has become a dining destination for locals and visitors, and offers high-end overnight accommodations. Catherine Elton, WSJ, "A Bohemian Neighborhood in Peru Gets a Luxury Lift," 10 Jan. 2019 He's been with Hakkasan nightlife since the beginning. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Zedd, Tiesto, Steve Aoki & More Celebrate Hakkasan's Five-Year Anniversary: Exclusive," 4 Apr. 2018 That, along with a 2015 lifting of a midnight curfew, has resulted in a resurgence of Baghdad’s legendary nightlife. Nabih Bulos, The Seattle Times, "Baghdad, once a jewel among Arab capitals, is barely functional," 28 Jan. 2019 Our editor's picks of the best clubs and places for nightlife in Amsterdam cover the full spectrum of what's on offer. Clodagh Kinsella, Condé Nast Traveler, "8 Best Clubs in Amsterdam," 29 May 2018 John Legend is sharing his love for travel and nightlife with fans in a partnership with Airbnb. Abby Jones, Billboard, "John Legend Teams Up With Airbnb For 'Good Night' Experiences, Including Exclusive Concert," 13 Apr. 2018 The city's Meatpacking District has reinvented itself, and is now suffused with cool bars, restaurants, galleries, and nightlife. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "The 19 Best Places to Travel in 2019," 10 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of nightlife

1852, in the meaning defined above

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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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