parts of speech: noun
- A romantic melody or composition dealing with evening or night; a reverie
- melody, song, divertimento
- nightmare, melody about daytime
- Margaret learned how to play a whimsical nocturne during her piano class.
- During class, Nancy had a nocturne about her summer vacation only to be interrupted by the bell.
Chopin Nocturne Op.9 No.2 (Arthur Rubinstein)