Definitions of sonata

  1. An extended composition for one or two instruments, consisting usually of three or four movements; as, Beethoven's sonatas for the piano, for the violin and piano, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  2. A musical composition in three or four related but varied movements, usually for one instrument. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. A musical composition for one or more instruments, consisting of three or more movements or divisions. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Musical composition in several divisions for one instrument. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. An instrumental composition, in three or four movements. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. A tune intended for a solo instrument. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. A short piece of music intended for an instrument only-cantata, a piece for the voice. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for sonata

  1. Very softly she played the first two movements of the " Moonlight" sonata – The Prelude to Adventure by Hugh Walpole
  2. So, in later times, Beethoven replied to one who asked the meaning of a sonata Read Shakespeare's Tempest." – Early Letters of George Wm. Curtis by G. W. Curtis, ed. George Willis Cooke