noun, plural sonarmen. U.S. Navy.
a petty officer who operates and maintains sonar.
noun, Music. 1. a composition for one or two instruments, typically in three or four movements in contrasted forms and keys. noun 1. an instrumental composition, usually in three or more movements, for piano alone (piano sonata) or for any other instrument with or without piano accompaniment (violin sonata, cello sonata, etc) See also sonata […]
[suh-nah-tuh duh kah-mer-uh; Italian saw-nah-tah dah kah-me-rah] /səˈnɑ tə də ˈkɑ mər ə; Italian sɔˈnɑ tɑ dɑ ˈkɑ mɛ rɑ/ noun 1. an instrumental musical form, common in the Baroque period, usually consisting of a series of dances.
noun 1. a musical form comprising an exposition, in which the main theme or themes are stated, a development section, a recapitulation of the material in the exposition, and, usually, a coda. noun 1. a musical structure consisting of an expanded ternary form whose three sections (exposition, development, and recapitulation), followed by a coda, are […]
[suh-nah-tuh-ron-doh, -ron-doh] /səˈnɑ təˈrɒn doʊ, -rɒnˈdoʊ/ noun, plural sonata-rondos. 1. a musical form combining characteristics of both the sonata form and the rondo.