serenata

[ser-uh-nah-tuh]

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.

Nearby words

  1. serein,
  2. seremban,
  3. serena,
  4. serena, la,
  5. serenade,
  6. serendip,
  7. serendipitous,
  8. serendipity,
  9. serendipity berry,
  10. serene

Origin of serenata

1715–25; < Italian serenata evening song, equivalent to seren(o) serene + -ata noun suffix, associated with sera evening; cf. soiree

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British Dictionary definitions for serenate

serenata

noun

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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