al·​bo·​ra·​da | \ ˌal-bə-ˈrä-də \
plural -s

Definition of alborada

: an instrumental serenade usually played on a bagpipe or oboe to the accompaniment of a small drum : aubade

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First Known Use of alborada

circa 1865, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alborada

Spanish, from alba dawn, from feminine of albo white, from Latin albus

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“Alborada.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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