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nocturne

[nok-turn] /ˈnɒk tɜrn/
noun, Music.
1.
a piece appropriate to the night or evening.
2.
an instrumental composition of a dreamy or pensive character.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < French nocturne. See nocturn
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British Dictionary definitions for nocturnes

nocturne

/ˈnɒktɜːn/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for nocturnes

nocturne

n.

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.

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