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aubade

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noun au·bade \ō-ˈbäd\

Definition of aubade

  1. 1 :  a song or poem greeting the dawn

  2. 2 a :  a morning love song b :  a song or poem of lovers parting at dawn

  3. 3 :  morning music — compare nocturne



Origin of aubade

French, from Middle French, from Old Occitan aubada, from alba, auba dawn, from Vulgar Latin *alba, from Latin, feminine of albus white — more at alb


First Known Use: circa 1678


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