Nocturn meaning

nŏk'tûrn'
Any of the three canonical divisions of the office of matins.
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Any of the divisions of the office of matins.
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The night office of the Christian Liturgy of the Hours, such as is performed in christian monasteries.
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Origin of nocturn

  • Middle English nocturne from Medieval Latin nocturna from Latin feminine of nocturnus of the night nocturnal
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition