She became silent at that, and for a time the low sweet harmonies of the nocturne Penelope was playing filled the gap.
A nocturne—yes; it was getting dark, and the sea was rising—that was the sound of the sea.
The (p. 305) 'nocturne in black and gold,' I do not think a serious work of art.
In fact it is so popular that when any one is asked to play "Chopin's nocturne," this one is meant.
He had a supper by appointment, but began to write his nocturne and forgot all about the time.
The yacht in nocturne is the yacht I want, ought to have, and never shall have.
I could not appreciate their mental pleasures, any more than a savage could delight in a nocturne of Chopin.
Before the end of the nocturne carriage bells are heard outside.
I shall, without your permission, and probably to your disgust, play a nocturne by John Field.
Lady Constance sat down at the piano and began the nocturne.
1862, "composition of a dreamy character," from French nocturne, literally "composition appropriate to the night," noun use of Old French nocturne "nocturnal," from Latin nocturnus (see nocturnal). Said to have been coined c.1814 by John Field, who wrote many of them, in a style that Chopin mastered in his own works, which popularized the term.