Definition of noctambulist in English:

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Pronunciation: /nɒkˈtambjʊlɪst/


A sleepwalker.
Example sentences
  • For nearly two years I had been going about my life a virtual somnambulist (noctambulist, if you prefer).
  • It's still stranger to imagine legions of English noctambulists marching into moonlit fields to chant Dryden and Pope; but the implication of Wordsworth's scenario is that anyone undertaking the experiment would soon see the superiority of the night sky to the painted firmament of Augustan poetry.
  • Why does a noctambulist walk about mechanically and sometimes in dangerous places (as on high roofs)?



Pronunciation: /nɒkˈtambjʊlɪz(ə)m/
Example sentences
  • Noctambulism can be short-term maybe even long-term and may well be deriving from a stressful environment, a underlying health care and/or psychiatric disturbance for instance depressive syndrome, a deprivation perhaps even suboptimal repose/good health routines.
  • Curatives for noctambulism can incorporate medication, luminance treatment, lasting positive air passage pressure level gear, plus, in addition, routine sleep times or a much better durability mattress.


Mid 18th century: from Latin nox, noct- 'night' + ambulare 'to walk' + -ist.

Words that rhyme with noctambulist

funambulist, somnambulist

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Line breaks: noc¦tam|bu¦list

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