ETYM French sérénade, Italian serenata, probably from Latin serenus serene (cf. Serene), misunderstood as a derivative from Latin serus late. Related to Soirée.
A song characteristically played outside the house of a woman.
Musical piece for chamber orchestra or wind instruments in several movements, originally intended for informal evening entertainment, such as Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik/A Little Night Music.
Večenja ili noćna muzika, noćna pesma pod prozorom dragane, podoknica; štendhen. (fr.)