What does nocturn mean?

Definitions for nocturn
ˈnɒk tɜrnnoc·turn

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word nocturn.

Did you actually mean nocturne or nectarine?


  1. nocturnnoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Nocturnnoun

    An office of devotion performed in the night.

    Etymology: nocturne, Fr. nocturnus, Latin.

    The reliques being conveniently placed before the church-door, the vigils are to be celebrated that night before them, and the nocturn and the mattins for the honour of the saints whose the reliques are. Edward Stillingfleet.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nocturnnoun

    an office of devotion, or act of religious service, by night

  2. Nocturnnoun

    one of the portions into which the Psalter was divided, each consisting of nine psalms, designed to be used at a night service

  3. Etymology: [F. nocturne, fr. L. nocturnus. See Nocturnal, and cf. Nocturne.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nocturn

    nok′turn, n. in the early church, a service of psalms and prayers at midnight or at daybreak: a portion of the psalter used at nocturns. [Fr. nocturne—L. nocturnusnox, noctis, night.]

How to pronounce nocturn?

How to say nocturn in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nocturn in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nocturn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for nocturn

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for nocturn »


Find a translation for the nocturn definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"nocturn." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 28 Sep. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/nocturn>.

Discuss these nocturn definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for nocturn? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of


    Credit »

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    a small contrasting part of something
    • A. nidus
    • B. volubility
    • C. maculation
    • D. urus

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for nocturn: