Definition of serenata in English:

serenata

Pronunciation /ˌserəˈnädə/ /ˌsɛrəˈnɑdə/

noun

  • 1Music
    A cantata with a pastoral subject.

    • ‘It opens with a sinfonia to one of Alessandro's many secular cantatas or ‘serenatas.’’
    • ‘Other dramatic, but generally unstaged genres were the cantata and serenata, and the sacred equivalent of opera, oratorio, given in Lent when theatres were closed.’
    • ‘This is an example of a serenata, or ‘serenade’- in this context, a hybrid between a cantata and an opera.’
    • ‘There will be performed a serenata called Chariottenburg Festegiante set to music by HM the King of Prussia.’
    1. 1.1A simple form of suite for orchestra or wind band.

Origin

Italian, ‘serenade’ (see serenade).

Pronunciation

serenata

/ˌserəˈnädə/ /ˌsɛrəˈnɑdə/