American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A sonata having shorter movements and often less technically demanding than the typical sonata.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In music, a short or simplified sonata.
- n. A musical composition resembling a sonata but shorter or simpler.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Mus.) A short and simple sonata.
- n. a short and simple sonata
- sonata + -ina (Wiktionary)
- Italian, diminutive of sonata, sonata; see sonata. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“HG, that's the Clementi sonatina that's in John Thompson 3!”
“In seventh grade, I got a perfect score at a piano competition playing a Clementi sonatina.”
“Hurling Stravinskian rhythms at Schoenbergian harmonies, the young Boulez smashed the musical atom, releasing in the sonatina an explosion of musical violence, nervousness, and instability.”
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