Coffeehouses stayed open late, while in the countryside, “spinning bees”—nocturnal gatherings of women—were enduringly popular.
Dennis was recovering from a downturn in his life—wild drugs, hospital, and a nocturnal escape organized by Jack Nicholson.
With our long immigration stalemate, it is currently, and perhaps eternally, a nocturnal river.
I will admit, however, they made for some spectacular views of nocturnal Baghdad in its orange bath of streetlights.
As the sun was setting, we made our way back, along a highway furrowed by hippos during their nocturnal forages.
Their afflictions by day were bad enough; but these were nothing, compared to their nocturnal visitations.
It was the hour when the desert appears in all its nocturnal majesty.
Where could they have gone, but to make a nocturnal investigation of the malocca?
After this he was not seen again on any nocturnal expedition.
Though much chagrined at the success of this nocturnal attack, the English general now saw his designs advancing to maturity.
late 15c., from Old French nocturnal "nightly, nocturnal," or directly from Late Latin nocturnalis, from Latin nocturnus "belonging to the night," from nox (genitive noctis) "night," cognate with Old English neaht (see night) + -urnus, suffix forming adjectives of time. Nocturnal emission "involuntary ejaculation during sleep" first recorded 1813.
nocturnal noc·tur·nal (nŏk-tûr'nəl)
Of, relating to, or occurring in the night.
Most active at night.