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Meaning of NOCTURNE

Pronunciation:  'nâkturn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a pensive lyrical piece of music (especially for the piano)
 

NOCTURNE is a 8 letter word that starts with N.

 

 See Also: composition, musical composition, opus, piece, piece of music

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Noc*turne"\, n. [F. See {Nocturn}.] (Mus.)
A night piece, or serenade. The name is now used for a
certain graceful and expressive form of instrumental
composition, as the nocturne for orchestra in Mendelsohn's
``Midsummer-Night's Dream'' music.

 
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 Related Terms: absolute music, adaptation, air varie, aleatory, aleatory music, arrangement, chamber music, chamber orchestra, composition, descant, electronic music, etude, exercise, harmonization, incidental music, instrumental music, invention, Nachtmusik, opus, orchestration, piece, production, program music, ricercar, score, sonata, sonatina, string orchestra, string quartet, study, theme and variations, trio, variation, work
 

 

 

 

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