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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Image Cities are filled with buildings, people and concrete — usually not seen as the ideal place for anything wild but nightlife. Joanna Klein, New York Times, "Bumblebees Thrive in the City but Struggle on the Farm," 27 June 2018 Flooding is hardly new for historic Ellicott City, a onetime home to mill workers that transformed into a tourist hub known for its restaurants, antique shops and nightlife. Washington Post, "After pair of 1-in-1000 year floods, a town seeks safeguards," 30 May 2018 Properties have to be close to a college campus and near shopping, dining and nightlife. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY, "Graduate Hotels graduates into a bigger chain," 4 Jan. 2018 Student and community leaders voted this week to create a second neighborhood council for Westwood, the neighborhood around UCLA, promising to support revitalized nightlife and housing development and to be more inclusive to students and renters. Alejandra Reyes-velarde,, "Westwood students, community leaders vote to create new neighborhood council after heated debate," 26 May 2018 The Caracas district, renowned for nightlife and dining, is seeing a boom in luxury construction as Venezuela's richest citizens invest in property to protect their money., "Bloomberg’s Week in Pictures," 21 June 2018 Malick Sidibé: Un Yé-yé En Position Sidibé is a renowned Malian photographer best known for his black-and-white depictions of nightlife and popular culture in his native Bamako during the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. Mary Dellas, The Cut, "5 Artists to See at the Contemporary African Art Fair This Weekend," 30 Apr. 2018 But Siem Reap has historically been tolerant of large numbers of backpackers, who come for the history but also participate in the raucous local nightlife and bar scene, according to the Phnom Penh Post. The Washington Post,, "Westerners accused of 'singing and dancing pornographically' could face prison in Cambodia," 29 Jan. 2018 Editors score destinations on a scale of 0 to 5 in a number of different categories including sights, culture, food, shopping, family, nightlife, adventure, romance, value, and accessibility. Olivia Harrison,, "These Are The Best Vacation Destinations In The World," 19 June 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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