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nocturne

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noun noc·turne \ˈnäk-ˌtərn\

Simple Definition of nocturne

  • : a piece of music especially for the piano that has a soft and somewhat sad melody

Full Definition of nocturne

  1. :  a work of art dealing with evening or night; especially :  a dreamy pensive composition for the piano — compare aubade 3

Origin of nocturne

French, adjective, nocturnal, from Latin nocturnus


First Known Use: 1814



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