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1. (Classical Music) an 18th-century cantata, often dramatic in form
2. (Music, other) another word for serenade
[C18: from Italian; see serenade]
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ser•e•na•ta(ˌsɛr əˈnɑ tə)
n., pl. -tas, -te (-tā).
a form of secular cantata, often of a dramatic or imaginative character.
[1715–25; < Italian serenata evening song =seren(o) serene + -ata n. suffix, associated with sera evening; compare soiree]
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