Nocturn definition

nŏktûrn
The night office of the Christian Liturgy of the Hours, such as is performed in christian monasteries.
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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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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
nocturn
Plural:
nocturns

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