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Nocturn



[nok-turn] /ˈnɒk tɜrn/

noun, Roman Catholic Church.
1.
the office of matins, consisting of nine psalms and either three or nine lessons.
/ˈnɒktɜːn/
noun
1.
(RC Church) any of the main sections of the office of matins
n.

a division of the office of matins, early 13c., from Old French nocturne “evening service; curfew,” from Medieval Latin nocturna, “group of Psalms used in the nocturns,” from Latin nocturnus (see nocturnal).

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