[ nuh-toor-noh, noh-; Italian nawt-toor-naw ]

noun,plural not·tur·ni [nuh-toor-nee, noh-; Italian nawt-toor-nee]. /nəˈtʊər ni, noʊ-; Italian nɔtˈtʊər ni/. Music.
  1. an 18th-century composition for chamber orchestra, similar to a serenade or a divertimento.

Origin of notturno

<Italian: of the night <Latin nocturnus.See nocturn

Words Nearby notturno Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use notturno in a sentence

  • The next piece will be Chopin's notturno in E flat; for your touch has already gained in fulness, and is now unobjectionable.

    Piano and Song | Friedrich Wieck
  • notturno for piano and violoncello, in D major (from Op. 8); pub.

  • The Becco notturno, bleating lamentably, sank through the earth, leaving the rotten and stifling odour of sulphur.

    The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci | Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky
  • It is full of the grace of a notturno, of the secret grief of hopeless love.

    Massimilla Doni | Honore de Balzac