Definition of sonatina in English:

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sonatina

Pronunciation: /ˌsänəˈtēnə/

noun

A simple or short sonata.
Example sentences
  • Sonatina of the High Seas is an attractive, intermediate-level work that provides a good introduction to technical, formal and musical elements typical of the sonatina.
  • Although Kuhlau wrote an extensive number of ambitious sonatas and variations, his piano music has become practically synonymous with his sonatinas.
  • Her recording of the clarinet sonatina handily beats de Peyer's, the only other one I know.

Origin

Mid 18th century: Italian, diminutive of sonata.

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Syllabification: son·a·ti·na

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