serenata

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noun ser·e·na·ta \ˌser-ə-ˈnä-tə\

Definition of serenata

  1. :  an 18th century secular cantata of a dramatic character usually composed in honor of an individual or event

Origin and Etymology of serenata

Italian, serenade


First Known Use: circa 1724


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