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Aubade

March 21, 2006

aubade \oh-BAHD\, noun:
A song or poem greeting the dawn; also, a composition suggestive of morning.

He was usually still awake when the birds began to warble their aubade.
— Christopher Buckley, “What was Robert Benchley?,” National Review, June 16, 1997

And there he lingered till the crowing cock…
Sang his aubade with lusty voice and clear.
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Emma and Eginhard

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