Definition of nocturne noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈnɒktɜːn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɑːktɜːrn//
Pieces of music
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a short piece of music in a romantic style, especially for the piano See related entries: Pieces of music Word Originmid 19th cent.: French, from Latin nocturnus ‘of the night’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: nocturne