[son-uh-tee-nuh; Italian saw-nah-tee-nah]
- a short or simplified sonata.
Origin of sonatina
1715–25; < Italian, diminutive of sonata
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- a short sonata
C19: from Italian
Word Origin and History for sonatine
short or simplified sonata, 1801, a diminutive of sonata.
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