noun so·na·ta \sə-ˈnä-tə\

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

Full Definition of SONATA

:  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

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue


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