nocturne

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈnɒktɜːn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈnɑktɝn/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(noktûrn)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
noc•turne /ˈnɑktɜrn/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Music and Dancean artistic work appropriate to the night, esp. a dreamy piece of music for the piano.
See -noct-, -nox-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
noc•turne  (noktûrn),USA pronunciation n. [Music.]
  1. Music and Dancea piece appropriate to the night or evening.
  2. Music and Dancean instrumental composition of a dreamy or pensive character.
  • French nocturne. See nocturn
  • 1860–65

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
nocturne /ˈnɒktɜːn/ n
  1. a short, lyrical piece of music, esp one for the piano
  2. a painting or tone poem of a night scene
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