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Meaning of SERENADE

Pronunciation:  `seru'neyd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a musical composition in several movements; has no fixed form
  2. [n]  a song characteristically played outside the house of a woman
  3. [v]  sing and play for somebody

SERENADE is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: divertimento
 See Also: belling, callathump, callithump, charivari, chivaree, composition, do, execute, musical composition, opus, perform, piece, piece of music, shivaree, song



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ser`*enade"\, 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.
  2. \Ser`e*nade"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Serenaded}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Serenading}.]
    To entertain with a serenade.
  3. \Ser`e*nade"\, v. i.
    To perform a serenade.