[ nok-tuh-loo-suh nt ]
/ ˌnɒk təˈlu sənt /
(of high-altitude clouds) visible during the short night of the summer.
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OTHER WORDS FROM noctilucentnoc·ti·lu·cence, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for noctilucence
/ (ˌnɒktɪˈluːsənt) /
shining at night, usu. of very thin high altitude clouds observable in the summer twilight sky
Derived forms of noctilucentnoctilucence, noun
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Scientific definitions for noctilucence
[ nŏk′tə-lōō′sənt ]
Luminous at night. The term is used especially to describe certain high atmospheric cloud formations visible during summer nights at high latitudes.
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