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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.]
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(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]
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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]
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Keyboard work to display virtuosity.
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|Noun||1.||toccata - a baroque musical composition (usually for a keyboard instrument) with full chords and rapid elaborate runs in a rhythmically free style|
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toccata[təˈkɑːtə] N → tocata f
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