noun au·bade \ō-ˈbäd\

Definition of AUBADE

:  a song or poem greeting the dawn
a :  a morning love song
b :  a song or poem of lovers parting at dawn
:  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

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody


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