verb (used with or without object), ser·e·nad·ed, ser·e·nad·ing.
Origin of serenade
Examples from the Web for serenading
Historical Examples of serenading
The Slaughter-house Quartette was serenading Carol in return for her winsome smiles!Prudence Says So
The bands are serenading him to-night, his headquarters being just about a hundred yards in rear of my hut.Personal Recollections and Civil War Diary, 1864
Lemuel Abijah Abbott
Horace would have been capable of serenading Lottie if Mrs. Blake would only have slept on the other side of the house.
Naturally, it figured frequently in 'serenading' especially when a love song had to be sung outside a lady's window.Shakespeare and Music
Edward W. Naylor
"My father world have thought I was a fool to go off serenading," he answered, flushing.Coniston, Complete
Word Origin for serenade
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.