night·​life | \ˈnīt-ˌlīf \

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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Some of the best players from earlier generations saw their heydays cut short by alcohol (Paul Gascoigne), drugs (Diego Maradona), a penchant for the nightlife (Ronaldinho)—or in the case of Northern Ireland’s George Best, all of the above. Jonathan Clegg, WSJ, "Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo: Still Soccer’s Supreme Leaders," 12 June 2018 Both basketball junkies, Durant and Harden hardly minded that their new town lacked the nightlife of other NBA markets. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘War on the practice court’ shaped Kevin Durant, James Harden into MVPs," 12 May 2018 But that's the kind of history that too often in nightlife gets bulldozed in the name of redevelopment, changing tastes or the simple march of time. August Brown,, "The story of L.A. club Jewel's Catch One and its pioneering owner finds its way to Netflix," 2 May 2018 Some of the other most talked about nightlife spots include Sensation Club, 360º, Cielo Sky Lounge. Kara Ladd, Marie Claire, "Weekend Trip Guide: Where to Stay, Eat, and Drink in Dubai," 4 May 2018 Police roped off a one-block stretch of Hubbard, which is populated by bars and other nightlife, as well as the sidewalk leading to the alley. Madeline Buckley,, "Man collapses on Near North corner after fatal stabbing," 23 Mar. 2018 There’s been investment in oil exploration and infrastructure in the north, which the LRA terrorized until 2005, while the capital, Kampala, is touted as a hot new nightlife spot. Okech Francis,, "Warlord's Fighters Become Movie Stars as Ugandan Cinema Booms," 21 Feb. 2018 One caveat: For all the tranquility that a night or two at Collective Governors Island offers, late evening is also when nightlife on the waterways comes alive with party boats. Fortune, "'Glamping' Has Officially Come to New York City," 12 July 2018 Tales of Rozier’s undergraduate nightlife might seem more amusing now if not for his fortune-blowing descent into drug abuse and homelessness. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Clifford Rozier's death is a sad reminder of what might have been," 7 July 2018

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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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