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A form of a movement consisting of three sections, the exposition, development, and recapitulation, often followed by a coda.
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(Classical Music) a musical structure consisting of an expanded ternary form whose three sections (exposition, development, and recapitulation), followed by a coda, are characteristic of the first movement in a sonata, symphony, string quartet, concerto, etc
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a musical form comprising an exposition, a development section, and a recapitulation of the exposition.
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|Noun||1.||sonata form - a musical form having 3 sections -- exposition and development and recapitulation; characteristic of 1st movement of a sonata or symphony|
art form - (architecture) a form of artistic expression (such as writing or painting or architecture)
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