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Meaning of serenade

ser•e•nade

Pronunciation: (ser"u-nād'), [key]
— n., v., -nad•ed, -nad•ing.
—n.
  1. a complimentary performance of vocal or instrumental music in the open air at night, as by a lover under the window of his lady.
  2. a piece of music suitable for such performance.
  3. serenata (def. 2).
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to entertain with or perform a serenade.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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