Definitions of serenade

  1. a musical composition in several movements; has no fixed form
  2. sing and play for somebody
  3. a song characteristically played outside the house of a woman
  4. sing and play for somebody; " She was serenaded by her admirers"
  5. A piece of music suitable to be performed at such times.
  6. To entertain with a serenade.
  7. To perform a serenade.
  8. Music sung or performed in the open air at nights; - usually applied to musical entertainments given in the open air at night, especially by gentlemen, in a spirit of gallantry, under the windows of ladies.
  9. Music sung or played by a lover under the window of a lady; a piece of music fitted to such an occasion.
  10. To entertain by singing beneath a window.
  11. Serenader.
  12. Evening music in the open air: music performed by a gentleman under a lady's window at night: a piece of music for such an occasion.
  13. Music performed in the open air at night to compliment some one.
  14. To entertain with or engage in a serenade.
  15. Music rendered as a tribute in the open air at night.
  16. Music performed in the open- air in a calm night, specially by a lover to his mistress under her window, or in honour of some one; a piece of soft music.
  17. To entertain with nocturnal music.
  18. An entertainment of music given by a lover in a spirit of gallantry under the window of his ladylove at night; in Ger., a musical tribute given by students to a favourite professor under his window at night; music performed in the streets during the stillness of night; a musical piece suitable for such an occasion.
  19. To entertain with open- air music at night.

Usage examples for serenade

  1. Don J. Will you serenade her? – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  2. " After that serenade I move that we take our departure," said Nick. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  3. At this corner, on the day after the serenade there was a dense, waiting crowd. – Kincaid's Battery by George W. Cable
  4. But suddenly he braces up, runs down for his lute, and begins to serenade Greater New York? – The Book of Khalid by Ameen Rihani
  5. I have one or two domestic anxieties which, in the first place, I must see to; and, after that, I have an engagement among these old hawthorns to serenade till morning." – The Story of a Dewdrop by J. R. Macduff
  6. Mr. R. called out, " It's a serenade H. Get up and bring out all the wine you have." – Strange True Stories of Louisiana by George Washington Cable
  7. What time are yer coming for the serenade – Flamsted quarries by Mary E. Waller
  8. Good- night- good- morning, I should say;" and he, too, said those words- perhaps originated the saying-" What a ghastly serenade – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  9. The lad turned to one side, but, in spite of this the party in the car began a serenade of the electric siren, and kept it up, making a wild discord. – Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout or, The Speediest Car on the Road by Victor Appleton
  10. I sang the 'Angel's Serenade ' and they didn't like it, because when they tried to whistle it in the audience, they couldn't. – Famous Prima Donnas by Lewis Clinton Strang
  11. They had been taught by her brother the fine songs composing that magnificent serenade – Aurora the Magnificent by Gertrude Hall
  12. I always pictured her to myself sitting at a window listening, enraptured, to a serenade from that trombone! – Mr. Punch at the Seaside by Various
  13. She went to bed with her head full of serenade and serenaders, her head all lighted up inside with the glory of having been the object of a tribute so flattering. – Aurora the Magnificent by Gertrude Hall
  14. Then we were disillusioned as to its age; but Ailsa Craig was noble in the distance, and a few members of the gull colony had flapped over to give town dwellers and visitors a sad serenade – The Heather-Moon by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  15. The rascal must have said to himself as he passed my windmill: - That Parisian is much too tranquil in there, let's have a dawn serenade for him. – Letters from my Windmill by Alphonse Daudet
  16. " And sounded like a cat serenade ventured Harry. – The Bobbsey Twins in the Country by Laura Lee Hope
  17. One of them he recognized as the fair Altisidora, and, persuaded by the other voice, she commenced to serenade the knight, to whom in her song she bared her aching heart, and the passion that burned there for him. – The Story of Don Quixote by Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  18. I serenade it and talk to it, and then it talks back to me." – The Turmoil A Novel by Booth Tarkington
  19. He frequently came to me with Pempelfort, and begged of me to arrange a musical serenade to do homage to his love at the Falcon. – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. I. by Gustav Freytag
  20. They listened until his music had died away in the distance- always the " Serenade over and over. – Rainbow Hill by Josephine Lawrence