serenade

If you really want to win someone's heart, take your ukulele to his house at night and serenade him under his open window. When you serenade someone, you play or sing a song, often outdoors.

In Italian, serenata means "an evening song," and the noun serenade is a tune played or sung, either for one specific person or for a larger audience, outside. It's still a serenade if you sing in the daytime, but the classic example of a serenade is a man singing below a woman's window at night. The word serenade can be both a noun — the song itself — and a verb — the act of singing or playing the song.

Definitions of serenade
1

n a song characteristically played outside the house of a woman

Types:
belling, callathump, callithump, charivari, chivaree, shivaree
a noisy mock serenade (made by banging pans and kettles) to a newly married couple
Type of:
song, vocal
a short musical composition with words

n a musical composition in several movements; has no fixed form

Synonyms:
divertimento
Type of:
composition, musical composition, opus, piece, piece of music
a musical work that has been created

v sing and play for somebody

“She was serenaded by her admirers”
Type of:
do, execute, perform
carry out or perform an action

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