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One entry found for nocturnal.
Main Entry: noc·tur·nal
Pronunciation: näk-primarystresstschwarn-schwal
Function: adjective
Etymology: from early French nocturnal, nocturnel or Latin nocturnalis, both meaning "nocturnal," derived from earlier Latin noct-, nox "night" --related to EQUINOX
1 : of, relating to, or occurring in the night <a nocturnal journey>
2 : active at night <nocturnal insects>
- noc·tur·nal·ly /-schwal-emacron/ adverb

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