nocturne

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Etymology[edit]

French nocturne (nocturnal), from Latin nocturnus

Noun[edit]

nocturne (plural nocturnes)

  1. A work of art relating or dedicated to the night.
  2. A dreamlike or pensive composition (usually for the piano).
    • 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 8, The Younger Set[1]:
      “ My tastes,” he said, still smiling, “ incline me to the garishly sunlit side of this planet.” And, to tease her and arouse her to combat : “ I prefer a farandole to a nocturne ; I'd rather have a painting than an etching ; … ”

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Latin nocturnus

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nocturne (masculine and feminine, plural nocturnes)

  1. nocturnal
    • 1857, Chalres Baudelaire, Je t'adore from Les Fleurs du mal
      Je t'adore à l'égal de la voûte nocturne,
      Ô vase de tristesse, ô grande taciturne,
      Et t'aime d'autant plus, belle, que tu me fuis,
      Et que tu me parais, ornement de mes nuits,

Noun[edit]

nocturne m (plural nocturnes)

  1. (music) nocturne

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Adjective[edit]

nocturne (comparative plus nocturne, superlative le plus nocturne)

  1. nocturnal

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nocturne

  1. vocative masculine singular of nocturnus