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serenade


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Serenade  \Ser`e*nade"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Serenaded};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Serenading}.] 
  To  entertain  with  a  serenade. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Serenade  \Ser`e*nade"\,  v.  i. 
  To  perform  a  serenade. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Serenade  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  serenade 
  n  1:  a  musical  composition  in  several  movements;  has  no  fixed 
  form  [syn:  {divertimento}] 
  2:  a  song  characteristically  played  outside  the  house  of  a 
  woman 
  v  :  sing  and  play  for  somebody 




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