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A sonata having shorter movements and often less technically demanding than the typical sonata.

[Italian, diminutive of sonata, sonata; see sonata.]


(Classical Music) a short sonata
[C19: from Italian]


(ˌsɒn əˈti nə, ˌsoʊ nə-)

n., pl. -nas, -ne (-nā).
a short or simplified sonata.
[1715–25; < Italian, diminutive of sonata sonata]
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Noun1.sonatina - a short and simple sonata
sonata - a musical composition of 3 or 4 movements of contrasting forms


n (Mus) → Sonatine f
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