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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sonata mean? 

SONATA (noun)
  The noun SONATA has 1 sense:

1. a musical composition of 3 or 4 movements of contrasting forms

  Familiarity information: SONATA used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SONATA (noun)

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A musical composition of 3 or 4 movements of contrasting forms

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("sonata" is a kind of...):

classical; classical music; serious music (traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste)

Meronyms (parts of "sonata"):

movement (a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sonata"):

piano sonata (a sonata for piano)

sonatina (a short and simple sonata)

symphonic music; symphony (a long and complex sonata for symphony orchestra)

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