nocturne


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noc·turne

 (nŏk′tûrn′)
n.
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.]

nocturne

(ˈnɒktɜːn)
n
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

noc•turne

(ˈnɒk tɜrn)

n.
1. an artistic work appropriate to the night.
2. a dramatic, brooding piano composition.
[1860–65; < French nocturne]

nocturne

a painting of a night scene, a genre particularly favored by Whistler. See also music.
See also: Art

nocturne

A lyrical serenade, especially in Chopin’s works for piano.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nocturne - a pensive lyrical piece of music (especially for the piano)
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
Translations

nocturne

[ˈnɒktɜːn] N (Mus) → nocturno m

nocturne

n (Mus) → Nocturne f

nocturne

[ˈnɒktɜːn] n (Mus) → notturno
References in classic literature ?
Play me a nocturne, Dorian, and, as you play, tell me, in a low voice, how you have kept your youth.
For young lovers at their windows; for every one fortunate enough to have seen it: "Qu'il est joli ce paysage du Paris nocturne d'il y a cent ans
That evening she sang and played to him for a long time, exclaiming now and then: "We want a man's voice for this nocturne.
She opened the piano and sang, played charming nocturnes and scherzos with a grace and sentiment which displayed a perfect freedom of mind, thus triumphing over her father, whose darkling face showed no softening.
Dimmler, please play my favorite nocturne by Field," came the old countess' voice from the drawing room.
Le president du mouvement Projet de la Tunisie (Machrou Tounes), Mohsen marzouk, a recommande d'instaurer un couvre-feu nocturne pour dissuader les jeunes, fauteurs de troubles.
Pour y remedier, il estime necessaire d'inculquer la culture de la vie nocturne a la population qui se barricade dans ses appartements des 19h.
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