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

 

nocturne

 noun
noun
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 Origin mid 19th cent.: French, from Latin nocturnus ‘of the night’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: nocturne