aubade definition

  • noun:
    • A song or instrumental composition regarding, associated, or evoking daybreak.
    • A poem or tune of or about lovers dividing at dawn.
    • A song or poem greeting or inducing the dawn.
    • A morning love tune; a song of fans parting each morning.
    • An open environment show each morning, as distinguished from a night serenade; additionally, a pianoforte composition suggestive of early morning.
    • In troubadour and comparable songs, a song or piece becoming carried out in the wild air during the early early morning, often resolved for some special person; a musical announcement of dawn. See serenade.
    • In contemporary songs, a rarely utilized name for a brief instrumental composition in lyric design.

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