- nocturnal: see night
- nocturnal (adj.)
- late 15c., from Old French nocturnal "nightly, nocturnal," or directly from Late Latin nocturnalis, from Latin nocturnus "belonging to the night," from nox (genitive noctis) "night," cognate with Old English neaht (see night) + -urnus, suffix forming adjectives of time. Nocturnal emission "involuntary ejaculation during sleep" first recorded 1813.
- 1. The dormouse is a shy, nocturnal creature.
- 2. When there is a full moon, this nocturnal rodent is careful to stay in its burrow.
- 3. Nocturnal animals such as bats and owls only come out at night.
- 4. The usual symptoms are dyspnea, and sometimes paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea.
- 其常见症状是呼吸困难, 有时呈阵发性夜间呼吸困难.
- 5. I wander about the dread nocturnal countryside of this inhuman season.
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