Definition of sonata da camera in US English:

sonata da camera

(also sonata de camera)

noun

  • A musical composition for one or more solo instruments and continuo, popular in the 17th and 18th centuries, usually consisting of a suite of dance movements and considered suitable for performance in a room smaller than a concert hall.

Origin

Late 17th century. From Italian sonata da camera from sonata + da of + camera room.