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serenade in Music topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishserenadeser‧e‧nade1 /ˌserəˈneɪd/ noun [countable]  1 APMa song sung to someone, especially one that a man performs for the woman he loves while standing below her window at night2 APMa piece of gentle music
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serenadeI knew it would be an elaborate fantasy, a courtship, a serenade.Swan vision in ebony rising before us, each movement a serenade.Fling myself at her black-stockinged feet while the Ally Pally sparrows sang a serenade.There seems to be no exact definition, but serenade or divertimento would be equally appropriate.From the minaret, the muezzin's call to prayer mingled with the gentle serenade of mariachis.Alice suggested he try the Don's serenade from Don Giovanni.Here the composers introduce their serenades and discuss the thoughts behind their composition.