nocturne definition

  • noun:
    • A painting of a night scene.
    • An instrumental composition of a pensive, dreamy feeling, especially one for piano.
    • a-work of art pertaining or specialized in the evening.
    • A dreamlike or pensive structure (usually when it comes to piano).
    • A night piece, or serenade. The name is now used for a specific graceful and expressive kind of instrumental structure, as the nocturne for orchestra in Mendelsohn's “Midsummer-Night's Dream” music.
    • In artwork, a night-piece; a painting displaying a few of the characteristic ramifications of night-light.
    • In songs, a composition, properly instrumental, that will be intended to embody the dreamy sentiments appropriate into night and/or night; a pensive and emotional melody; a reverie; a serenade. The type of composition and term are peculiar on intimate college. In addition notturno.
    • a pensive lyrical bit of songs (especially the piano)

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