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
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In short, in Carroccia’s hands Hamelin’s toccata seemed a work of art, not an exercise.
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Origin and Etymology of toccata
Italian, from toccare to touch, from Vulgar Latin — more at 1touch
First Known Use: circa 1724
TOCCATA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of toccata for English Language Learners
music : a piece of music for the piano or a similar instrument that is played very quickly
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