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1. A painting of a night scene.
2. An instrumental composition of a pensive, dreamy mood, especially one for the piano.
[French, from Old French, nocturnal, from Latin nocturnus; see nocturnal.]
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1. (Classical Music) a short, lyrical piece of music, esp one for the piano
2. (Art Terms) a painting or tone poem of a night scene
3. (Classical Music) a painting or tone poem of a night scene
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1. an artistic work appropriate to the night.
2. a dramatic, brooding piano composition.
[1860–65; < French nocturne]
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a painting of a night scene, a genre particularly favored by Whistler. See also music.See also: Art
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A lyrical serenade, especially in Chopin’s works for piano.
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nocturne[ˈnɒktɜːn] N (Mus) → nocturno m
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n (Mus) → Nocturne f
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nocturne[ˈnɒktɜːn] n (Mus) → notturno
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