Definition for NOC-TURN'AL

NOC-TURN'AL, a. [L. nocturnus, from nox, night.]

  1. Pertaining to night; as, nocturnal darkness.
  2. Done or happening at night; as, a nocturnal expedition or assault; a nocturnal visit.
  3. Nightly; done or being every night. From gilded roofs depending lamps display / Nocturnal beams, that emulate the day. Dryden.

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