Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A sonata having shorter movements and often less technically demanding than the typical sonata.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A musical composition resembling a sonata but shorter or simpler.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A short and simple sonata.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In music, a short or simplified sonata.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a short and simple sonata

Etymologies

Italian, diminutive of sonata, sonata; see sonata.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
sonata +‎ -ina (Wiktionary)

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