Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of baroque cantata performed outdoors, in the evening, with mixed vocal and instrumental forces

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A piece of vocal music, especially one on an amoreus subject; a serenade.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In music, either a variety of secular cantata, or (more usually) an instrumental work consisting of several movements, like a suite, and intended more or less distinctly for performance in the open air by a private orchestra or band.

Etymologies

From Italian serenata (Wiktionary)

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