[ son-uh-tee-nuh; Italian saw-nah-tee-nah ]
/ ˌsɒn əˈti nə; Italian ˌsɔ nɑˈti nɑ /
noun, plural son·a·ti·nas, son·a·ti·ne [son-uh-tee-ney; Italian saw-nah-tee-ne] /ˌsɒn əˈti neɪ; Italian ˌsɔ nɑˈti nɛ/. Music.
a short or simplified sonata.
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Origin of sonatina
1715–25; < Italian, diminutive of sonata
Words nearby sonatina
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Example sentences from the Web for sonatina
Beethoven wrote for it a Sonatina per il mandolino, dedicated to his friend Krumpholz.
British Dictionary definitions for sonatina
/ (ˌsɒnəˈtiːnə) /
a short sonata
Word Origin for sonatina
C19: from Italian
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