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[nuh-too r-noh, noh-; Italian nawt-toor-naw]
noun, plural not·tur·ni [nuh-too r-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.
  2. nocturne.
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Origin of notturno

< Italian: of the night < Latin nocturnus. See nocturn
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Examples from the Web for notturno

Historical Examples

  • Notturno for piano and violoncello, in D major (from Op. 8); pub.

    Beethoven: A Memoir (2nd Ed.)

    Elliott Graeme

  • It is full of the grace of a notturno, of the secret grief of hopeless love.

    Massimilla Doni

    Honore de Balzac

  • 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