If the book were a piece of music, it would be a sonata of interlocking monologues.
One afternoon we were watching Ingmar Bergman's Autumn sonata.
Another drug, sonata, works much the same way but is shorter-acting, Shives says.
With the dialogue all in Japanese, this feline plays a Tokyo sonata of its own.
From the first shots of Autumn sonata it's clear that this is going to be slow going.
The work of Beethoven's which seems most to appeal to the pianolist is the "Moonlight" sonata.
This sonata is a true drama of life, a story of unrequited passion.
She caused me most indescribable pleasure yesterday, by playing my sonata in the most admirable manner.
The coda, as in the other sonata, is simply a strong passage of climax.
I shall never forget that it is through you I have learned to know the sonata.
1690s, from Italian sonata "piece of instrumental music," literally "sounded" (i.e. "played on an instrument," as opposed to cantata "sung"), fem. past participle of sonare "to sound," from Latin sonare "to sound," from PIE *swene-, from root *swen- "to sound" (see sound (n.1)). Meaning narrowed by mid-18c. toward application to large-scale works in three or four movements.
A musical composition for one or two instruments, usually in three or four movements. The sonata of the classic era in music had a definite arrangement for its movements: the first and fourth had a fast tempo, the second had a slow tempo, and the third was in either playful style (a “scherzo”) or in dance form (a “minuet”).