night·​life ˈnīt-ˌlīf How to pronounce nightlife (audio)
: 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 In the nightlife venues of 1950s post-war Paris, the protagonist, David, engages in love affairs with men. Elaina Patton, NBC News, 23 Sep. 2023 The show, held in the Soho boutique of the nightlife impresario Susanne Bartsch, was paid for by his parents. Penelope Green, New York Times, 22 Sep. 2023 Worth noting, there’s also an extensive non-alcoholic and low-ABV cocktail menu at Avenue Saloon, for those looking for booze-free nightlife. Maya Kachroo-Levine, Travel + Leisure, 10 Sep. 2023 This may come as a shock to those of us who go to bed with the sun (me) but, according to a study out from BetMGM, Portland ranks No. 3 out of the top 100 most populated cities in the country for nightlife. oregonlive, 1 Sep. 2023 Budapest, the cultural capital of Hungary and much of Central Europe, has no shortage of nightlife. Rick Steves, Chicago Tribune, 22 Aug. 2023 Known for its mass presence in urban epicenters like Times Square, neon became associated with the underbelly of nightlife. Lina Abascal, Los Angeles Times, 22 Aug. 2023 Buffalo is known for its lively nightlife scene, excellent education options, and for blending the benefits of urban living with the ease of a suburban setting. Nina Derwin, Redbook, 17 Aug. 2023 There will be plenty to discover within this entertainment hub, from a 3,800-seat, 90,000-square-foot theater to experiences created by Miami’s nightlife icon David Grutman. David Morris, Travel + Leisure, 18 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nightlife was in 1852

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“Nightlife.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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