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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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  • Utah Symphony, Senate serenade each other
    The Utah Senate and the Utah Symphony serenaded each other on Friday. The Senate praised the symphony on its 75th birthday, while a brass sextet from the symphony played selections in the Senate gallery. âThis is their 75th year, and what a treasure they have been,â said Sen. Margaret Dayton, R-Orem, who sponsored a citation honoring the symphony that gave its f Read more on this news related to 'Serenade'
  • ‘Full House’ cast members reunite, serenade creator with theme song
    Whatever happened to predictability? Well, seems to have been replaced with spontaneity—thankfully. The Full House cast recently reunited to celebrate Read more on this news related to 'Serenade'
  • Serenade of the Seas cruise ship still awaiting clearance from Coast Guard following electrical problems
    A broken water pipe and electrical problems have delayed the departure of the Serenade of the Seas cruise ship, Coast Guard officials confirmed Sunday (Jan. 25).  The Royal Caribbean vessel was traveling upriver Saturday (Jan. 24) near Mile Marker 20,... Read more on this news related to 'Serenade'

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