- 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.
Origin of serenata
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- an 18th-century cantata, often dramatic in form
- another word for serenade
C18: from Italian; see serenade