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nocturnal

noc·tur·nal

nocturnal

 
 
pronunciation:
nak tuhr nl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, concerning, or occurring in the night.
nocturnal fearsa nocturnal raid
synonyms:
night, nightly
antonyms:
diurnal
definition 2: active at night.
nocturnal jungle creatures. (Cf. diurnal.)
 
antonyms:
diurnal
similar words:
night, nightly
definition 3: of certain flowers, opening at night. (Cf. diurnal.)
similar words:
night, nightly
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derivations: nocturnally (adv.), nocturnality (n.)
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