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

 

serenade

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌserəˈneɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌserəˈneɪd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they serenade
BrE BrE//ˌserəˈneɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌserəˈneɪd//
 
he / she / it serenades
BrE BrE//ˌserəˈneɪdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌserəˈneɪdz//
 
past simple serenaded
BrE BrE//ˌserəˈneɪdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌserəˈneɪdɪd//
 
past participle serenaded
BrE BrE//ˌserəˈneɪdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌserəˈneɪdɪd//
 
-ing form serenading
BrE BrE//ˌserəˈneɪdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌserəˈneɪdɪŋ//
 
 
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serenade somebody to sing or play music to somebody (as done in the past by a man singing under her window to the woman he loved) We were serenaded by a string quartet. Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from French sérénade, from Italian serenata, from sereno ‘serene’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: serenade

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