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sonata Line breaks: son¦ata
Pronunciation: /səˈnɑːtə/

Definition of sonata in English:

noun

A composition for an instrumental soloist, often with a piano accompaniment, typically in several movements with one or more in sonata form.
Example sentences
  • There are movements from three sonatas by Scarlatti; sonatas by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, and works by Bach.
  • It would have been wonderful if Serkin had recorded all thirty-two Beethoven piano sonatas when he was in his prime, but it was not to be.
  • The programme for the evening comprises four of the ten sonatas Beethoven composed for piano and violin.

Origin

Late 17th century: Italian, literally 'sounded' (originally as distinct from 'sung'), feminine past participle of sonare.

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