V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: a type of classical music composition having 3-4 movements that contrast in tempo and mood


Antonyms: cantata

Tips: Sonata comes from the Latin word sonare, "to sound." Note: A cantata is sung, while a sonata is played by instruments.

Usage Examples:

The pianist performed a solo rendition of the sonata. (classical music piece)

It was a beautiful sonata, performed by a string quartet. (musical composition with 3-4 movements)

My favorite movement of the sonata was the second one, because it was the most upbeat. (musical composition)

The third movement of that sonata was quite melancholy, didn't you think? (classical composition)

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