A Word A Day : Nocturnal
Sunday, 25th November 2007 : Today's Word is ...
( Adjective )
Pronunciation : nok-túrn'l
1. occurring at night, as opposed to during the day
: active at night - describes animals that are active at night rather than during the day
: describes flowers that open at night and close during the day
4. opening by night and closing by day
5. of or pertaining to the night
Middle English nocturne - from Medieval Latin nocturna - from Latin - feminine of nocturnus - of the night
After Dark, At Night, By Night, Every Night, Nighttime, Night, Nightly
Diurnal, Daily, Daytime
• We have to use a powerful camera to pursue nocturnal
• The nocturnal
stillness is really threatening.
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