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SERENADE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does serenade mean? 

SERENADE (noun)
  The noun SERENADE has 2 senses:

1. a musical composition in several movements; has no fixed form
2. a song characteristically played outside the house of a woman

  Familiarity information: SERENADE used as a noun is rare.


SERENADE (verb)
  The verb SERENADE has 1 sense:

1. sing and play for somebody

  Familiarity information: SERENADE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SERENADE (noun)


Sense 1serenade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A musical composition in several movements; has no fixed form

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

divertimento; serenade

Hypernyms ("serenade" is a kind of...):

composition; musical composition; opus; piece; piece of music (a musical work that has been created)


Sense 2serenade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A song characteristically played outside the house of a woman

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("serenade" is a kind of...):

song; vocal (a short musical composition with words)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "serenade"):

belling; callathump; callithump; charivari; chivaree; shivaree (a noisy mock serenade (made by banging pans and kettles) to a newly married couple)


SERENADE (verb)


Sense 1serenade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sing and play for somebody

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

She was serenaded by her admirers

Hypernyms (to "serenade" is one way to...):

do; execute; perform (carry out or perform an action)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

Sam cannot serenade Sue


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