Serenade meaning

sĕrə-nād, sĕrə-nād
A singing or playing of music outdoors at night, esp. by a lover under the window of his sweetheart.
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To perform a serenade for.
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To perform a serenade.
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A piece of music suitable for this.
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The definition of a serenade is a musical composition or song, often a romantic song sung by one lover to another.

A musical composition sung by a man to his girlfriend is an example of a serenade.

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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.

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A musical performance given to honor or express love for someone, often by one person.
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An instrumental composition written for a small ensemble and having characteristics of the suite and the sonata.
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An instrumental composition somewhat like a suite.
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To play or sing a serenade (to)
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A love song, especially one performed below the window of a loved one in the evening.
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(music) An instrumental composition in several movements.
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To sing or play a serenade (for someone)
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Origin of serenade

  • 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

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

    From Wiktionary