Definition of aubade in English:

aubade

noun

  • A poem or piece of music appropriate to the dawn or early morning.

    • ‘But Ellis shows strength with the sonnet ‘Kitchen Witches’ and the aubade ‘Space.’’
    • ‘A music historian could comment on the instruments used for serenades and aubades.’
    • ‘It should be clear from these quotes that Davis is an effortless formalist, and he excels at the epigram, aubade, and sonnet.’
    • ‘In this love poem, this free-verse aubade, one lover addresses another as they rise to part in the morning.’

Origin

Late 17th century: from French, from Spanish albada, from alba dawn.

Pronunciation:

aubade

/ōˈbäd/