1. a complementary piece of music sung or played at night in the open air, typically by a man under the window of his lover.
2. a performance of a serenade.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), ser·e·nad·ed, ser·e·nad·ing.
3. to perform or entertain (someone) with a serenade.
1640-50; < French sérénade < Italian serenata; see serenata
1. divertimento, nocturne