sonata da camera


sonata da cam·​era -də-ˈkam-rə How to pronounce sonata da camera (audio)
plural sonatas da camera
: a musical composition of the 17th and 18th centuries for one or more instruments with continuo consisting chiefly of dance movements called also chamber sonata

Word History


Italian, literally, chamber sonata

First Known Use

circa 1731, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sonata da camera was circa 1731

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“Sonata da camera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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