Definition of serenata in English:


Line breaks: ser¦en|ata
Pronunciation: /ˌsɛrəˈnɑːtə


1A cantata with a pastoral subject.
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  • 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.
1.1A simple form of suite for orchestra or wind band.


Italian, 'serenade' (see serenade).

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