- a painting of a night scene
- a musical composition, esp. for the piano, of a romantic or dreamy character thought appropriate to night
Origin of nocturneFrench from Classical Latin nocturnus: see nocturnal
- A painting of a night scene.
- An instrumental composition of a pensive, dreamy mood, especially one for the piano.
Origin of nocturneFrench from Old French nocturnal from Latin nocturnus ; see nocturnal .
Café Terrace at Night, painted in 1888 by Vincent van Gogh