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English definition of “nocturnal”

nocturnal

adjective uk   /nɒkˈtɜː.nəl/ us    /nɑːkˈtɝː-/ formal
happening in or active during the night, or relating to the night: nocturnal wanderings nocturnal light Most bats are nocturnal.
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nocturnally
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
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