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[n] a pensive lyrical piece of music (especially for the piano)

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\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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