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nocturnal

noc·tur·nal

nocturnal

 
pronunciation:
nak tuhr nl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: happening in the night.
A raccoon made a nocturnal visit to our garbage can.
definition 2: active at night.
Owls are nocturnal animals.
 
similar words:
nightly
derivations: nocturnally (adv.), nocturnality (n.)
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The word nocturnal contains the following part:
nox, noct, noctu Latin root that means night
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