Serena

[suh-ree-nuh]
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noun

a female given name.

La Serena

[lah se-re-nah]

noun

a seaport in central Chile.
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Examples from the Web for serena

Contemporary Examples of serena

Historical Examples of serena

  • Serena, if you hear yells for help this afternoon, don't pay any attention.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Serena was too busy glaring at the apron and its wearer to remember etiquette.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • The second shock was Serena's appearance and the calm graciousness of her demeanor.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • "Oh, my dear Mrs. Dott," she gushed, taking Serena's hand in her own gloved one.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • "Why," he stammered, "it was—it was—" He looked appealingly at Serena.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter

    Joseph C. Lincoln


Word Origin and History for serena

Serena

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper