Serenade

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Serenade Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • 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"

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  • a musical composition in several movements; has no fixed form ,
  • a song characteristically played outside the house of a woman

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Serenade Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


In music, a serenade (or sometimes serenata) is a song or piece of music which is sung or played in someone’s honour. The word comes from the Latin "serenare" meaning: "to make calm".

In the Middle Ages and Renaissance a serenade was usually a song which was sung by a lover underneath the window of his sweetheart in a country such as Spain. The lover may accompany himself on a guitar. This kind of serenade is often seen in operas, e.g. Mozart’s Don Giovanni . There is also a verb: to serenade, e.g. “the lover was serenading his sweetheart”.

In the Baroque period a serenade was a type of cantata performed outdoors, in the evening, with singers and various musical instrumentas. Composers who wrote this kind of serenade include Alessandro Stradella and Alessandro Scarlatti.



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  • Music review: Marwood's Serenade delivers fine tempo and texture
    Violin soloist and guest director Anthony Marwood takes cool, authoritative control of an immaculately in tune Australian Chamber Orchestra. Read more on this news related to 'Serenade'
  • Conchita Wurst to serenade UN chief
    Austria's transvestite Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst will serenade UN chief Ban Ki-moon during his visit to Vienna next week, the world body announced Thursday. The singer, whose real name is Tom Neuwirth, will perform at the United Nations' Vienna headquarters on Monday and, along with Ban, will deliver a speech on tolerance and the rights Read more on this news related to 'Serenade'
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