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sonata

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noun so·na·ta \sə-ˈnä-tə\

Simple Definition of sonata

  • music : a piece of music written for one or two instruments that has usually three or four large sections that are different from each other in rhythm and mood

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sonata

  1. :  an instrumental musical composition typically of three or four movements in contrasting forms and keys

Origin of sonata

Italian, from sonare to sound, from Latin


First Known Use: 1694


SONATA Defined for Kids

sonata

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noun so·na·ta \sə-ˈnä-tə\

Definition of sonata for Students

  1. :  a musical composition for one or two instruments consisting of three or four separate sections in different forms and keys



Word Root of sonata

The Latin word sonāre, meaning “to make a noise,” gives us the root son. Words from the Latin sonāre have something to do with making noise. A sound is a noise made by someone or something. Something sonic uses the waves noises make as they travel through the air. A sonata is a musical piece in which only one instrument makes noise. To resound is to become filled with noise.


Medical Dictionary

Sonata

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trademark So·na·ta \sō-ˈnä-tə\

Medical Definition of Sonata

  1. —used for a preparation of zaleplon




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