Definitions for serenadeˌsɛr əˈneɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ser•e•nadeˌsɛr əˈneɪd(n.; v.)-nad•ed, -nad•ing.

  1. (n.)a complimentary performance of music in the open air at night, as by a lover to his lady.

    Category: Music and Dance

  2. an instrumental composition of several movements that is intermediate between the suite and the symphony.

    Category: Music and Dance

  3. (v.t.)to entertain with a serenade.

    Category: Music and Dance

  4. (v.i.)to perform a serenade.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of serenade:

1640–50; < F sérénade < It serenata; see serenata


Princeton's WordNet

  1. divertimento, serenade(noun)

    a musical composition in several movements; has no fixed form

  2. serenade(verb)

    a song characteristically played outside the house of a woman

  3. serenade(verb)

    sing and play for somebody

    "She was serenaded by her admirers"


  1. serenade(Noun)

    a love song, especially one performed below the window of a loved one in the evening

  2. serenade(Noun)

    an instrumental composition in several movements

  3. serenade(Verb)

    to sing or play a serenade (for someone)

  4. Origin: sérénade, from serenata, from the past participle of serenare, from sereno, from serenus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Serenade(noun)

    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

  2. Serenade(noun)

    a piece of music suitable to be performed at such times

  3. Serenade(verb)

    to entertain with a serenade

  4. Serenade(verb)

    to perform a serenade


  1. Serenade

    In music, a serenade is a musical composition, and/or performance, in someone's honor. Serenades are typically calm, light music. The word Serenade is derived from the Italian word sereno, which means calm.

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a piece of music played or sung in the open air at night.

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