serenate


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serenate

(ˈsɛrəˌneɪt)
n
a former spelling of serenade
vb (tr)
to calm; to make serene
References in classic literature ?
Here Love his golden shafts imploies, here lights His constant Lamp, and waves his purple wings, Reigns here and revels; not in the bought smile Of Harlots, loveless, joyless, unindeard, Casual fruition, nor in Court Amours Mixt Dance, or wanton Mask, or Midnight Bal, Or Serenate, which the starv'd Lover sings To his proud fair, best quitted with disdain.
In addition to the elaborate and ancient Festa del Redentore (Feast of the Redeemer), which is still mounted today, there were seemingly endless serenate, which involved boats coasting up and down the Grand Canal.
Intellettuale cosmopolita, Marinetti guarda alla propria italianita con distacco, trovando insopportabili le rappresentazioni dell'Italia come "un museo, un albergo, una villeggiatura, un orizzonte ridipinto di blu di Prussia per le lune di miele internazionali", (2) degli italiani come "cantori di serenate, ciceroni e mendicanti" (dichiarazione di Marinetti, 19).