sonata da camera

noun
sonata da cam·​era | \ -də-ˈkam-rə How to pronounce sonata da camera (audio) , -ˈka-mə- \
plural sonatas da camera

Definition of sonata 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

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First Known Use of sonata da camera

circa 1731, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sonata da camera

Italian, literally, chamber sonata

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The first known use of sonata da camera was circa 1731

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“Sonata da camera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sonata%20da%20camera. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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