- a painting of a night scene
- a musical composition, esp. for the piano, of a romantic or dreamy character thought appropriate to night
Origin: Fr from Classical Latin nocturnus: see nocturnal
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- A painting of a night scene.
- An instrumental composition of a pensive, dreamy mood, especially one for the piano.
Origin: French, from Old French, nocturnal, from Latin nocturnus; see nocturnal.