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[suh-ree-nuh] /səˈri nə/
a female given name.

La Serena

[lah se-re-nah] /lɑ sɛˈrɛ nɑ/
a seaport in central Chile. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Unable to speak, Serena stood glaring into the old man's angry face.

    Her Dark Inheritance Mrs. E. Burke Collins
  • Serena and the baby are in the breadfruit grove behind the village.

  • It was Serena and her mother in an empty room adjoining Beatrix's chamber.

    Her Dark Inheritance Mrs. E. Burke Collins
  • Serena took Betty's light hand in her own work-worn one and held it fast.

    Betty Leicester Sarah Orne Jewett
  • Serena made inquiries, but neither servants nor mistresses had ever heard of the "Band."

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter Joseph C. Lincoln
Word Origin and History for Serena

fem. proper name, from Latin serena, fem. of serenus "clear, bright, fair, joyous" (see serene).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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