Music sung or performed in the open air at nights; -- usually applied to musical entertainments given in the open air at night, especially by gentlemen, in a spirit of gallantry, under the windows of ladies.
- Music A complimentary performance given to honor or express love for someone.
- South Atlantic U.S. See shivaree. See Regional Note at shivaree.
- Music An instrumental composition written for a small ensemble and having characteristics of the suite and the sonata.
- To perform a serenade for.
- To perform a serenade.