Serenade Definition

sĕrə-nād, sĕrə-nād
serenaded, serenades, serenading
noun
serenades
A singing or playing of music outdoors at night, esp. by a lover under the window of his sweetheart.
Webster's New World
A musical performance given to honor or express love for someone, often by one person.
American Heritage
A piece of music suitable for this.
Webster's New World
An instrumental composition somewhat like a suite.
Webster's New World
verb
serenaded, serenades, serenading
To play or sing a serenade (to)
Webster's New World
To perform a serenade.
American Heritage
To serenade is to sing a song or play music to someone.
When you sing a love song to your girlfriend, this is an example of a situation where you serenade her.
YourDictionary
Advertisement

Other Word Forms of Serenade

Noun

Singular:
serenade
Plural:
serenades

Origin of Serenade

  • French sérénade, from Italian serenata, from the past participle of serenare, from Latin serēnō, from serenus (“calm”).

    From Wiktionary

  • French sérénade from Italian serenata from sereno calm, clear, the open air from Latin serēnus serene

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

Advertisement

Find Similar Words

Find similar words to serenade using the buttons below.

Words Starting With

Words Ending With

Unscrambles

serenade