What does serenade mean?

Definitions for serenadeˌsɛr əˈneɪd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word serenade.

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

  5. Origin: [F. srnade, It. serenata, probably fr. L. serenus serene (cf. Serene), misunderstood as a derivative fr. L. serus late. Cf. Soire.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Serenade

    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.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of serenade in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of serenade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kathryn Sermak:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of serenade

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