Definition of Serenade

1. Noun. A musical composition in several movements; has no fixed form.




2. Verb. Sing and play for somebody. "Sam cannot serenade Sue "; "She was serenaded by her admirers"
Generic synonyms: Do, Execute, Perform

3. Noun. A song characteristically played outside the house of a woman.
Generic synonyms: Song, Vocal
Specialized synonyms: Belling, Callathump, Callithump, Charivari, Chivaree, Shivaree

Definition of Serenade

1. n. 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. v. t. To entertain with a serenade.

3. v. i. To perform a serenade.

Definition of Serenade

1. Noun. a love song, especially one performed below the window of a loved one in the evening ¹

2. Noun. (music) an instrumental composition in several movements ¹

3. Verb. to sing or play a serenade (for someone) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Serenade

1. to perform an honorific evening song for [v -NADED, -NADING, -NADES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Serenade

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serenade (current term)
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Literary usage of Serenade

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1. Catalogue of the Allen A. Brown Collection of Music in the Public Library of by Allen Augustus Brown (1915)
"3 in N.346.10 serenade, No. 4, für Streichorchester und 2 Hörner. Op. 51. ... HAYDN, FJ serenade. Violin and piano. [Arranged by Henri Ernst. Full score and ..."

2. The Knickerbocker; Or, New York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew, Timothy Flint, Washington Irving (1838)
"What a bore it is, to be sure, a bald, unripe serenade ! But the operators in these entertainments are not always at ease, in pursuing their melodious ..."

3. Life of Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States by Frank Crosby (1865)
"As illustrative of the genial, pleasant manner of the President, take the following, in response to a serenade, December 6th, 1864 : " FRIENDS AND ..."

4. Life of Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States by Frank Crosby (1865)
"Reply to a Presentation Addresa CHAPTER XXIII. TIGHTENING THE LINES. Speech at a serenade—Reply to a Presentation Address—Peace Humors—Rebel ..."

5. Life of Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States by Frank Crosby (1865)
"Reply to a Presentation Address. CHAPTER XXIII. TIGHTENING THE LINES. Speech at a serenade—Reply to a Presentation Address—Peace ..."

6. The Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley in Verse and Prose, Now First Brought by John Todhunter, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Harry Buxton Forman (1880)
"THE INDIAN serenade.iI ARISE from dreams of thee In the first sweet sleep of night, When the winds are breathing low, i This poem came out in the second ..."

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