Definition: Aubade (pronounced oh-bahd) French; noun
1. A song or poem appropriate to or greeting the dawn
Why I love this word:
How beautiful is it that there are songs to greet the dawn? Okay you may be thinking of The Lion King's opening song, and that's humorous! If that's your theme song for the morning, more power to you. That is pretty much what the word means. However, there is more to this word than just a song that starts your day in the morning. According to it's origins, this word was also a song that was meant to describe the moment of two lovers parting at dawn. How sweet is that?
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