[nok-turn] /ˈnɒk tɜrn/
a piece appropriate to the night or evening.
an instrumental composition of a dreamy or pensive character.
a short, lyrical piece of music, esp one for the piano
a painting or tone poem of a night scene
1862, “composition of a dreamy character,” from French nocturne, literally “composition appropriate to the night,” noun use of Old French nocturne “nocturnal,” from Latin nocturnus (see nocturnal). Said to have been coined c.1814 by John Field, who wrote many of them, in a style that Chopin mastered in his own works, which popularized the term.
[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 […]
noble, probably a tribe descended from one of the sons of Ishmael, with whom the trans-Jordanic tribes made war (1 Chr.5:19).