Definition of nuit blanche in US English:

nuit blanche

Pronunciation /ˌnwē ˈbläNSH//ˌnwē ˈblän(t)SH/


  • A sleepless night.

    • ‘Mes nuits blanches brings together over five years of shooting, presented as immense contact sheets that cover the walls of Centre Clark.’
    • ‘The title of the piece refers to the expression ‘une nuit blanche,’ meaning a sleepless night.’
    • ‘The food one chooses after a nuit blanche, in that glorious, liberated, will-to power moment before the hangover kicks in is uniquely dramatic.’


French, literally ‘white night’.


nuit blanche

/ˌnwē ˈbläNSH//ˌnwē ˈblän(t)SH/