Friday, February 28, 2014
aubade noun [oh-BAD, oh-BAHD] Music. a piece sung or played outdoors at dawn, usually as a compliment to someone.
Definitions for aubade
- Music. a piece sung or played outdoors at dawn, usually as a compliment to someone.
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Citations for aubade
He was usually still awake when the birds began to warble their aubade.
He often came to listen to her evening vespers, the requiem that Liringlas sang for the sun as it sank below the edge of the world, welcoming it again in the morning with the dawn aubade, the love song to the morning sky.
Origin of aubade
Aubade comes from the French term aube, meaning “dawn” and the noun suffix -ade: aube ultimately derives from Latin albus, white, pale, as in alba lux, the pale light of dawn.