Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to night; occurring at night; seeking food by night.

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Usage examples "nocturnal":

  1. Could he have been mistaken as to the purpose of that nocturnal visit to the courtyard? - "The White Gauntlet", Mayne Reid.
  2. By such means even the popular way of speaking of nocturnal visits made by the " vampire's ghost" is not so entirely unfounded as would appear at first sight, and the superstition is easily shown to be not altogether absurd, but to be based upon a small substructure of actual truth. - "Modern Magic", Maximilian Schele de Vere.
  3. I want to see if any of our possible suspects look as though they had been engaging in nocturnal journeys. - "The Film Mystery", Arthur B. Reeve.