quotinoctian

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Formed from Latin nox, by analogy with quotidian.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kwəʊtɪˈnɒktɪən/

Adjective[edit]

quotinoctian

  1. (nonce word) nightly; occurring every night, especially in a routine or uninteresting way
    • 1997: hectic high-speed star-gazing, not the usual small-Arc quotinoctian affair by any means. — Thomas Pynchon, Mason & Dixon