He attends to his work with all his might, and strikes up a noisy song, to the infinite displeasure of the serenader.
If you were an Ethiopian serenader, you would be a loss to me.
Then night came: the maja stood at her reja10, looking out for her serenader.
It was a picture of Sherry, the serenader of the camp the summer before.
Gleason himself, as we have seen, had taken prompt measures to satisfy himself as to the identity of the serenader.
She took the persistent one, Wilbur Minafer, no breaker of bass viols or of hearts, no serenader at all.
It was now acting and re-acting on the lining of the serenader's olfactory organ in a manner to threaten final decapitation.
Then the music ceased, and the tinkling of coins on a plate proclaimed the status of our serenader.
1640s, "musical performance at night in open air" (especially one given by a lover under the window of his lady), from French sérénade (16c.), from Italian serenata "an evening song," literally "calm sky," from sereno "the open air," noun use of sereno "clear, calm," from Latin serenus "peaceful, calm, serene." Sense influenced by Italian sera "evening," from Latin sera, fem. of serus "late." Meaning "piece of music suitable for a serenade" is attested from 1728.
1660s, from serenade (n.). Related: Serenaded; serenading.