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English definition of “sonata”

sonata

noun [C]     /səˈnɑː.tə/ US  /-t̬ə/
a piece of music in three or four parts, either for a piano or for another instrument, such as a violin, sometimes also with a pianoMusical piecesForeign words and phrases used in English
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