- a piece sung or played outdoors at dawn, usually as a compliment to someone.
Origin of aubade
Examples from the Web for aubade
Historical Examples of aubade
After all, that “Aubade Provenale” was just the melodious story of the woods in spring.The Branding Iron
Katharine Newlin Burt
Sweet as any aubade of the olden time, under olive and ilex, is it not?A Speckled Bird
Augusta J. Evans Wilson
He remembered that Alain was supposed to sing an aubade, a dawn song, in the street below to warn and rouse him.The Saracen: Land of the Infidel
- a song or poem appropriate to or greeting the dawn
- a romantic or idyllic prelude or overture
Word Origin for aubade
"musical announcement of dawn," from French aubade (15c.), from Provençal aubada, from auba "dawn," from Latin alba, fem. of albus "white" (see alb).