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aubade Syllabification: au·bade
Pronunciation: /ōˈbäd/

Definition of aubade in English:


A poem or piece of music appropriate to the dawn or early morning.
Example sentences
  • A music historian could comment on the instruments used for serenades and aubades.
  • But Ellis shows strength with the sonnet ‘Kitchen Witches’ and the aubade ‘Space.’
  • It should be clear from these quotes that Davis is an effortless formalist, and he excels at the epigram, aubade, and sonnet.


Late 17th century: from French, from Spanish albada, from alba 'dawn'.

Words that rhyme with aubade

Assad, avant-garde, backyard, ballade, bard, Bernard, bombard, canard, card, charade, chard, couvade, croustade, Cunard, facade, glissade, guard, hard, ill-starred, interlard, lard, Montagnard, nard, pard, petard, pomade, promenade, regard, rodomontade, roulade, saccade, Sade, salade, sard, shard, unmarred, unscarred, yard
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