toccata


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toc·ca·ta

 (tə-kä′tə)
n.
A virtuoso composition, usually for the organ or another keyboard instrument, in free style with brilliant passagework.

[Italian, from feminine past participle of toccare, to touch, from Vulgar Latin *toccāre.]

toccata

(təˈkɑːtə)
n
(Classical Music) a rapid keyboard composition for organ, harpsichord, etc, dating from the baroque period, usually in a rhythmically free style
[C18: from Italian, literally: touched, from toccare to play (an instrument), touch]

toc•ca•ta

(təˈkɑ tə)

n. pl. -tas, -te (-ti, -teɪ)
a composition in the style of an improvisation, for the piano, organ, or other keyboard instrument, intended to exhibit the player's technique.
[1715–25; < Italian, n. use of feminine past participle of toccare to touch]

toccata

Keyboard work to display virtuosity.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.toccata - a baroque musical composition (usually for a keyboard instrument) with full chords and rapid elaborate runs in a rhythmically free style
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
Translations

toccata

[təˈkɑːtə] Ntocata f

toccata

nToccata f
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