[ ser-uh-nah-tuh ]
/ ˌsɛr əˈnɑ tə /
noun, plural ser·e·na·tas, ser·e·na·te [ser-uh-nah-tey] /ˌsɛr əˈnɑ teɪ/. Music.
a form of secular cantata, often of a dramatic or imaginative character.
an instrumental composition in several movements, intermediate between the suite and the symphony.
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British Dictionary definitions for serenate
/ (ˌsɛrɪˈnɑːtə) /
an 18th-century cantata, often dramatic in form
another word for serenade
Word Origin for serenata
C18: from Italian; see serenade
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