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serenade

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Music
serenadeser‧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.
Related topics: Music
serenadeserenade2 verb [transitive]  APMif you serenade someone, you sing or play music to them, especially to show them that you love them
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serenadeHe opened the Rabelais to a page and began reading, walking to the kitchen doorway to serenade Alice with the flow.Costa del Sol is a comment on the package holiday, a couple being serenaded by Antonio.I was down there serenading my heart out and they all started to pop their heads out of the window.At Macy's Plaza, a pianist gracefully serenades shoppers and a fountain offers a soothing respite from the pounding sidewalks outside.From three strategically located stages, well-known musical groups provide a dancing beat while roving bands serenade the crowd.There are the quiet, maudlin times: injured parties, slighted lovers, Chet Baker playing to serenade them.Daryl Johnston, the most celebrated blocking back on the planet, is serenaded with moose calls anytime he touches the football.
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serenade
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyserenade
he, she, itserenades
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyserenaded
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave serenaded
he, she, ithas serenaded
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad serenaded
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill serenade
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have serenaded
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam serenading
he, she, itis serenading
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you, we, theyare serenading
Past
I, he, she, itwas serenading
you, we, theywere serenading
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been serenading
he, she, ithas been serenading
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been serenading
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be serenading
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been serenading
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