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Other Serenade Definition

[n] a musical composition in several movements; has no fixed form
[n] a song characteristically played outside the house of a woman
[v] sing and play for somebody

Synonyms

divertimento

Misc. Definitions

\Ser`*enade"\, n. [F. s['e]r['e]nade, It. serenata, probably fr. L. serenus serene (cf. {Serene}), misunderstood as a derivative fr. L. serus late. Cf. {Soir['e]e}.] (Mus.) (a) 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. (b) A piece of music suitable to be performed at such times.
\Ser`e*nade"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Serenaded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Serenading}.] To entertain with a serenade.
\Ser`e*nade"\, v. i. To perform a serenade.

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