What does nocturne mean?

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ˈnɒk tɜrnnoc·turne

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nocturne, notturno(noun)

    a pensive lyrical piece of music (especially for the piano)


  1. nocturne(Noun)

    a work of art relating or dedicated to the night

    Etymology: nocturne, from nocturnus

  2. nocturne(Noun)

    a dreamlike or pensive composition (usually for the piano)

    Etymology: nocturne, from nocturnus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nocturne(noun)

    a night piece, or serenade. The name is now used for a certain graceful and expressive form of instrumental composition, as the nocturne for orchestra in Mendelsohn's "Midsummer-Night's Dream" music

    Etymology: [F. See Nocturn.]


  1. Nocturne

    A nocturne is usually a musical composition that is inspired by, or evocative of, the night. Historically, nocturne is a very old term applied to night Offices and, since the Middle Ages, to divisions in the canonical hour of Matins.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nocturne

    nok′turn, n. a painting showing a scene by night: a piece of music of a dreamy character suitable to evening or night thoughts: a serenade: a reverie. [Fr.; cf. Nocturn.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Nocturne

    picture of a night scene; also a musical piece appropriate to the night.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Nocturne

    A quiet, dreamy species of musical composition, suggestive, as its name denotes, of peaceful night.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nocturne in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nocturne in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Images & Illustrations of nocturne

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