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ser·e·nade

 (sĕr′ə-nād′, sĕr′ə-nād′)
n.
1. A musical performance given to honor or express love for someone, often by one person.
2. South Atlantic US See shivaree.
3. An instrumental composition written for a small ensemble and having characteristics of the suite and the sonata.
v. ser·e·nad·ed, ser·e·nad·ing, ser·e·nades
v.tr.
To perform a serenade for.
v.intr.
To perform a serenade.

[French sérénade, from Italian serenata, from sereno, calm, clear, the open air, from Latin serēnus; see serene.]

ser′e·nad′er n.
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serenade

(ˌsɛrɪˈneɪd)
n
1. (Music, other) a piece of music appropriate to the evening, characteristically played outside the house of a woman
2. (Music, other) a piece of music indicative or suggestive of this
3. (Classical Music) an extended composition in several movements similar to the modern suite or divertimento
vb
4. (Music, other) (tr) to play a serenade for (someone)
5. (Music, other) (intr) to play a serenade
[C17: from French sérénade, from Italian serenata, from sereno peaceful, from Latin serēnus calm; also influenced in meaning by Italian sera evening, from Latin sērus late]
ˌsereˈnader n
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ser•e•nade

(ˌsɛr əˈneɪd)

n., v. -nad•ed, -nad•ing. n.
1. a complimentary performance of music in the open air at night, as by a lover to his lady.
2. an instrumental composition of several movements that is intermediate between the suite and the symphony.
v.t.
3. to entertain with a serenade.
v.i.
4. to perform a serenade.
[1640–50; < French sérénade < Italian serenata; see serenata]
ser`e•nad′er, n.
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serenade


Past participle: serenaded
Gerund: serenading

Imperative
serenade
serenade
Present
I serenade
you serenade
he/she/it serenades
we serenade
you serenade
they serenade
Preterite
I serenaded
you serenaded
he/she/it serenaded
we serenaded
you serenaded
they serenaded
Present Continuous
I am serenading
you are serenading
he/she/it is serenading
we are serenading
you are serenading
they are serenading
Present Perfect
I have serenaded
you have serenaded
he/she/it has serenaded
we have serenaded
you have serenaded
they have serenaded
Past Continuous
I was serenading
you were serenading
he/she/it was serenading
we were serenading
you were serenading
they were serenading
Past Perfect
I had serenaded
you had serenaded
he/she/it had serenaded
we had serenaded
you had serenaded
they had serenaded
Future
I will serenade
you will serenade
he/she/it will serenade
we will serenade
you will serenade
they will serenade
Future Perfect
I will have serenaded
you will have serenaded
he/she/it will have serenaded
we will have serenaded
you will have serenaded
they will have serenaded
Future Continuous
I will be serenading
you will be serenading
he/she/it will be serenading
we will be serenading
you will be serenading
they will be serenading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been serenading
you have been serenading
he/she/it has been serenading
we have been serenading
you have been serenading
they have been serenading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been serenading
you will have been serenading
he/she/it will have been serenading
we will have been serenading
you will have been serenading
they will have been serenading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been serenading
you had been serenading
he/she/it had been serenading
we had been serenading
you had been serenading
they had been serenading
Conditional
I would serenade
you would serenade
he/she/it would serenade
we would serenade
you would serenade
they would serenade
Past Conditional
I would have serenaded
you would have serenaded
he/she/it would have serenaded
we would have serenaded
you would have serenaded
they would have serenaded
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serenade

or serenata A piece appropriate for evening; a composition in several movements for a small group.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.serenade - a musical composition in several movementsserenade - a musical composition in several movements; has no fixed form
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
2.serenade - a song characteristically played outside the house of a woman
song, vocal - a short musical composition with words; "a successful musical must have at least three good songs"
belling, charivari, chivaree, shivaree, callathump, callithump - a noisy mock serenade (made by banging pans and kettles) to a newly married couple
Verb1.serenade - sing and play for somebody; "She was serenaded by her admirers"
perform, do, execute - carry out or perform an action; "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"; "the skater executed a triple pirouette"; "she did a little dance"
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serenade

noun song, air, ballad, lay, tune, strain, carol, lyric, anthem, hymn He sang his serenade of love.
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Translations
سيريناد: موسيقى تُعْزَفُ او تُغَنّى ليلايَعْزِف أو يُغَنّي سيرينادا
serenádazahrát serenádu
serenade
serenado
éjjeli zenét adszerenád
flytja serenöîuserenaîa, næturljóî
セレナーデ
세레나데
dainuoti serenadąserenada
dziedāt/spēlēt serenādiserenāde
serenada
serenadă
serenádazahrať serenádu
เซเรนาด
serenatserenat çekmek/söylemek/yapmak

serenade

[ˌserəˈneɪd]
A. Nserenata f, mañanitas fpl (Mex)
B. VTdar una serenata a, cantar las mañanitas a (Mex)
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serenade

[ˌsɛrɪˈneɪd]
n (= piece of music) → sérénade f
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serenade

nSerenade f
vtein Ständchen ntbringen (+dat)
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serenade

[ˌsɛrəˈneɪd]
1. nserenata
2. vtfare la serenata a
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serenade

(serəˈneid) noun
a piece of music played or sung in the open air at night.
verb
to entertain with a serenade. The girl stood on her balcony and was serenaded by her lover.
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He had been in Spain, and there had indulged in serenades and had made friends with a Spanish girl who played the mandolin.
As he listened to all this Don Quixote was in a state of breathless amazement, for immediately the countless adventures like this, with windows, gratings, gardens, serenades, lovemakings, and languishings, that he had read of in his trashy books of chivalry, came to his mind.
or what could he expect but to find his mistress agreeably engaged with a rival on his return, and his serenade, as they call it, as little regarded as the caterwauling of a cat in the gutter?
"Well, then, Mephistopheles went on with his serenade"--Mme.
Troop after troop of citizens came to serenade Wilson, and require a speech, and shout themselves hoarse over every sentence that fell from his lips--for all his sentences were golden, now, all were marvelous.
Kneeling at the foot of the tower, he sang a serenade in melting tones.
And above all the voices, that of Johannes de Molendino was audible, piercing the uproar like the fife's derisive serenade: "Commence instantly!" yelped the scholar.
Even the heavy John was not unmoved by the beauty of their road, while the bowman whistled lustily or sang snatches of French love songs in a voice which might have scared the most stout-hearted maiden that ever hearkened to serenade.
Of the 'Ode to the West Wind,' a succession of surging emotions and visions of beauty swept, as if by the wind itself, through the vast spaces of the world, Swinburne exclaims: 'It is beyond and outside and above all criticism, all praise, and all thanksgiving.' The 'Lines Written among the Euganean Hills,' 'The Indian Serenade,' 'The Sensitive Plant' (a brief narrative), and not a few others are also of the highest quality.
I was not only nearer to some of those which commonly frequent the garden and the orchard, but to those smaller and more thrilling songsters of the forest which never, or rarely, serenade a villager -- the wood thrush, the veery, the scarlet tanager, the field sparrow, the whip-poor-will, and many others.
The great church clock struck ten as Wolfert and the doctor passed by the churchyard, and the watchman bawled in hoarse voice a long and doleful "All's well!" A deep sleep had already fallen upon this primitive little burgh; nothing disturbed this awful silence excepting now and then the bark of some profligate, night-walking dog, or the serenade of some romantic cat.
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