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Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, from Old Occitan aubada, from alba, auba dawn, from Vulgar Latin *alba, from Latin, feminine of albus white more at alb Date: circa 1678 1. a song or poem greeting the dawn 2. a. a morning love song b. a song or poem of lovers parting at dawn 3. morning music compare nocturne

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n. a poem or piece of music appropriate to the dawn or early morning. Etymology: F f. Sp. albada f. alba dawn

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Aubade Au`bade", n. [F., fr. aube the dawn, fr. L. albus white.] An open air concert in the morning, as distinguished from an evening serenade; also, a pianoforte composition suggestive of morning. --Grove. The crowing cock . . . Sang his aubade with lusty voice and clear. --Longfellow.

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