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serenade    : [s,ɛrən'ed]
Serenade \Ser`e*nade"\, n. [F. s['e]r['e]nade, It. serenata,
probably fr. L. serenus serene (cf. {Serene}), misunderstood
as a derivative fr. L. serus late. Cf. {Soir['e]e}.] (Mus.)
(a) Music sung or performed in the open air at nights; --
usually applied to musical entertainments given in the
open air at night, especially by gentlemen, in a spirit
of gallantry, under the windows of ladies.
(b) A piece of music suitable to be performed at such times.
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Serenade \Ser`e*nade"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Serenaded}; p. pr.
& vb. n. {Serenading}.]
To entertain with a serenade.
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Serenade \Ser`e*nade"\, v. i.
To perform a serenade.
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serenade
n 1: a musical composition in several movements; has no fixed
form [synonym: {divertimento}, {serenade}]
2: a song characteristically played outside the house of a woman
v 1: sing and play for somebody; "She was serenaded by her
admirers"

109 Moby Thesaurus words for "serenade":
Brautlied, Christmas carol, Kunstlied, Liebeslied, Volkslied,
address, addresses, alba, amorous pursuit, anthem, art song,
aubade, ballad, ballade, ballata, barcarole, beau, blues,
blues song, boat song, bridal hymn, brindisi, calypso, canso,
canticle, canzone, canzonet, canzonetta, carol, cavatina, chanson,
chant, chantey, chase, chirp, chirrup, choir, chorus, court,
courting, croon, croon song, descant, dirge, ditty, do-re-mi,
drinking song, epithalamium, esquire, folk song, follow, gallantry,
hum, hymeneal, hymn, intonate, intone, lay, lay siege to, lied,
lilt, love song, love-lilt, make suit to, matin, minstrel,
minstrel song, minstrelsy, national anthem, pay attention to,
pay court to, pipe, prothalamium, psalm, pursue, quaver, roulade,
serena, serenata, shake, sing, sing in chorus, sol-fa, solmizate,
song, spark, squire, sue, suing, suit, swain, sweetheart,
theme song, torch song, tremolo, trill, troll, tweedle, tweedledee,
twit, twitter, vocalize, war song, warble, wedding song, whistle,
woo, wooing, yodel




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  • serenade Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
    serenade definition: 1 to play a piece of music or sing for someone, especially for a woman while standing outside her house at night: 2 a song or piece of music sung or played for someone3 a piece of classical music in several parts: Learn more
  • Serenade definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary
    British English: serenade VERB If one person serenades another, they sing or play a piece of music for them In the interval a boy dressed in white serenaded the company on the flute
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    To perform a serenade for v intr To perform a serenade [French sérénade, from Italian serenata, from sereno, calm, clear, the open air, from Latin serēnus; see serene ] ser′e·nad′er n serenade (ˌsɛrɪˈneɪd) n 1 (Music, other) a piece of music appropriate to the evening, characteristically played outside the house of a woman 2
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