Definition of serenade noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌserəˈneɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌserəˈneɪd//
    Pieces of music
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  1. 1(in the past) a song or tune played or sung at night by a lover outside the window of the woman he loves
  2. 2a gentle piece of music in several parts, usually for a small group of instruments See related entries: Pieces of music
  3. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from French sérénade, from Italian serenata, from sereno ‘serene’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: serenade

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