Sonata

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sonata \So*na"ta\, noun [It., fr. It. & L. sonare to sound. See {Sound} a noise.] (Mus.) An extended composition for one or two instruments, consisting usually of three or four movements; as, Beethoven's sonatas for the piano, for the violin and piano, etc.

Note: The same general structure prevails in symphonies, instrumental trios, quartets, etc., and even in classical concertos. The sonata form, distinctively, characterizes the quick opening movement, which may have a short, slow introduction; the second, or slow, movement is either in the song or variation form; third comes the playful minuet or the more modern scherzo; then the quick finale in the rondo form. But both form and order are sometimes exceptional.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

sonata

noun

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

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