Etymology: (term, sonata, sonÄta, lang=la), feminine form of (term, sonatus, sonÄtus, lang=la), the past participle of (term, sonare, sonÄre, to make sound, lang=la).
- (music) A musical composition for one or two instruments, one of which is frequently a piano, in three or four movements that vary in key and tempo
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