sonata

noun so·na·ta \ sə-ˈnä-tə \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of sonata

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

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Origin and Etymology of sonata

Italian, from sonare to sound, from Latin


SONATA Defined for English Language Learners

sonata

noun

Definition of sonata for English Language Learners

  • 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


SONATA Defined for Kids

sonata

noun so·na·ta \ sə-ˈnä-tə \

Definition of sonata for Students

: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

trademark So·na·ta \ sō-ˈnä-tə \

medical Definition of Sonata

used for a preparation of zaleplon


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