Simple Definition of toccata
music : a piece of music for the piano or a similar instrument that is played very quickly
Full Definition of toccata
: a musical composition usually for organ or harpsichord in a free style and characterized by full chords, rapid runs, and high harmonies
Origin of toccata
Italian, from toccare to touch, from Vulgar Latin — more at touch
First Known Use: circa 1724
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