nocturne

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Nocturne: Blue and Silver – Chelsea (1871) by James Abbott McNeill Whistler

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From French nocturne ‎(nocturnal), from Latin nocturnus.

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nocturne ‎(plural nocturnes)

  1. A work of art relating or dedicated to the night.
  2. (music) A dreamlike or pensive composition, usually for the piano.
    • 1907, Robert W. Chambers, chapter VIII, The Younger Set:
      "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; Mr. Whistler bores me with his monochromatic mud; I don't like dull colours, dull sounds, dull intellects; []."

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Latin nocturnus

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nocturne m, f ‎(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,

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nocturne m ‎(plural nocturnes)

  1. (music) nocturne

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nocturne ‎(comparative plus nocturne, superlative le plus nocturne)

  1. nocturnal

Latin[edit]

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nocturne

  1. vocative masculine singular of nocturnus