Nocturne definition

nŏktûrn
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An instrumental composition of a pensive, dreamy mood, especially one for the piano.
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A musical composition, esp. for the piano, of a romantic or dreamy character thought appropriate to night.
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A painting of a night scene.
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A painting of a night scene.
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A work of art relating or dedicated to the night.
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A dreamlike or pensive composition (usually for the piano).
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
nocturne
Plural:
nocturnes

Origin of nocturne

  • French from Old French nocturnal from Latin nocturnus nocturnal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French nocturne (“nocturnal"), from Latin nocturnus

    From Wiktionary