[nok-tuh-loo-suh nt] /ˌnɒk təˈlu sənt/

adjective, Meteorology.
(of high-altitude clouds) visible during the short night of the summer.
shining at night, usu. of very thin high altitude clouds observable in the summer twilight sky
Luminous at night. The term is used especially to describe certain high atmospheric cloud formations visible during summer nights at high latitudes.


Read Also:

  • Noctiphobia

    noun a fear of night, darkness; also called nyctophobia See nyctophobia Word Origin nocturnal ‘pertaining to night’

  • Noctis

    [nok-tis] /ˈnɒk tɪs/ adjective 1. (in prescriptions) of the night.

  • Noctograph

    [nok-tuh-graf, -grahf] /ˈnɒk təˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/ noun 1. a frame used to aid the blind in writing.

  • Noctuid

    [nok-choo-id] /ˈnɒk tʃu ɪd/ noun 1. Also called owlet moth. any of numerous dull-colored moths of the family Noctuidae, the larvae of which include the armyworms and cutworms. adjective 2. belonging or pertaining to the family Noctuidae. /ˈnɒktjʊɪd/ noun 1. any nocturnal moth of the family Noctuidae: includes the underwings and antler moth See also […]

Disclaimer: Noctilucent definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.