nightlife

noun night·life \ ˈnīt-ˌlīf \
Updated on: 20 May 2018

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

  1. The city is famous for its nightlife.

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First Known Use of nightlife

1852

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Definition of nightlife for English Language Learners

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


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