nocturnal myoclonus n.
Frequently repeated muscular jerks at the moment of dropping off to sleep.
[nok-turn] /ˈnɒk tɜrn/ noun, Music. 1. a piece appropriate to the night or evening. 2. an instrumental composition of a dreamy or pensive character. /ˈnɒktɜːn/ noun 1. a short, lyrical piece of music, esp one for the piano 2. a painting or tone poem of a night scene n. 1862, “composition of a dreamy character,” […]
[nok-yoo-uh s] /ˈnɒk yu əs/ adjective 1. likely to cause damage or injury; harmful; noxious. /ˈnɒkjʊəs/ adjective 1. (rare) harmful; noxious adj. 1630s, “noxious, harmful,” from Latin nocuus “harmful,” from stem of nocere “to hurt, injure, harm” (see innocuous).
- No-cut contract
[noh-kuht] /ˈnoʊˌkʌt/ noun, Informal. 1. a professional athlete’s contract guaranteeing that he or she will remain on the team’s roster for a specified time.
[nod] /nɒd/ verb (used without object), nodded, nodding. 1. to make a slight, quick downward bending forward of the head, as in assent, greeting, or command. 2. to let the head fall slightly forward with a sudden, involuntary movement when sleepy. 3. to doze, especially in a sitting position: The speaker was so boring that […]