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serenata

[ser-uh-nah-tuh] /ˌsɛr əˈnɑ tə/
noun, plural serenatas, serenate
[ser-uh-nah-tey] /ˌsɛr əˈnɑ teɪ/ (Show IPA).
Music.
1.
a form of secular cantata, often of a dramatic or imaginative character.
2.
an instrumental composition in several movements, intermediate between the suite and the symphony.
Origin of serenata
1715-1725
1715-25; < Italian serenata evening song, equivalent to seren(o) serene + -ata noun suffix, associated with sera evening; cf. soiree
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serenata

/ˌsɛrɪˈnɑːtə/
noun
1.
an 18th-century cantata, often dramatic in form
2.
another word for serenade
Word Origin
C18: from Italian; see serenade
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