noctambulation love

Help Wordnik hunt for a million missing words by backing our Kickstarter!


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. sleepwalking

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Somnambulism; sleepwalking; walking in one's sleep.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Somnambulism; sleep-walking.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. walking by a person who is asleep


Latin nox, noctis, night + ambulare to walk: compare French noctambulation. (Wiktionary)


  • Somnambulism, or, as it has been called, noctambulation, is a curious phase of nocturnal cerebration analogous to the hypnotic state, or double consciousness occasionally observed in epileptics.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Men have employed anxious months in search of that which, in a freak of noctambulation, was hidden by their own hands.

    Edgar Huntly or, Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.