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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sonata  \So*na"ta\,  n.  [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, 
  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  of  the  more  modern  scherzo; 
  then  the  quick  finale  in  the  rondo  form  But  both  form 
  and  order  are  sometimes  exceptional. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  musical  composition  of  3  or  4  movements  of  contrasting 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    The  code  name  for  the  major  {Mac  OS} 
  release  due  in  mid-1999. 

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