a musical composition in several movements; has no fixed form
a song characteristically played outside the house of a woman
sing and play for somebody
"She was serenaded by her admirers"
a love song, especially one performed below the window of a loved one in the evening
an instrumental composition in several movements
to sing or play a serenade (for someone)
Origin: sérénade, from serenata, from the past participle of serenare, from sereno, from serenus.
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
a piece of music suitable to be performed at such times
to entertain with a serenade
to perform a serenade
Origin: [F. srnade, It. serenata, probably fr. L. serenus serene (cf. Serene), misunderstood as a derivative fr. L. serus late. Cf. Soire.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ser-e-nād′, n. evening music in the open air, esp. given by a lover to his mistress under her window at night: a piece of music suitable for such an occasion.—v.t. to entertain with a serenade.—ns. Serenā′der, one who serenades; Serenä′ta, an instrumental work for performance in the open air; Ser′enāte (Milt.), a serenade. [Fr.,—It. serenata, sereno, serene—L. serenus.]
The numerical value of serenade in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of serenade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Miss D told me she was born during a thunderstorm. And when she passed it was pouring, she was at peace. She'd just had the world serenade her.
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- sérénader, sérénadeFrench
- подокница, серенада, serenada, podoknicaSerbo-Croatian
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