sonatina

[ 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
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British Dictionary definitions for sonatine

sonatina
/ (ˌsɒnəˈtiːnə) /

noun

a short sonata

Word Origin for sonatina

C19: from Italian
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