1 a piece of music appropriate to the evening, characteristically played outside the house of a woman
2 a piece of music indicative or suggestive of this
3 an extended composition in several movements similar to the modern suite or divertimento
4 tr to play a serenade for (someone)
5 intr to play a serenade, (Compare)
(C17: from French sérénade, from Italian serenata, from sereno peaceful, from Latin serenus calm; also influenced in meaning by Italian sera evening, from Latin serus late)
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