Definition of sonatina in English:


Line breaks: sona|tina
Pronunciation: /ˌsɒnəˈtiːnə


  • A simple or short sonata.
    More 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.


mid 18th century: Italian, diminutive of sonata.

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