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toccata definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a baroque musical composition (usually for a keyboard instrument) with full chords and rapid elaborate runs in a rhythmically free style

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Italian, from toccare to touch, from Vulgar Latin more at touch Date: circa 1724 a musical composition usually for organ or harpsichord in a free style and characterized by full chords, rapid runs, and high harmonies

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a musical composition for a keyboard instrument designed to exhibit the performer's touch and technique. Etymology: It., fem. past part. of toccare touch

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Toccata Toc*ca"ta, n. [It., fr. toccare to touch. See Touch.] (Mus.) An old form of piece for the organ or harpsichord, somewhat in the free and brilliant style of the prelude, fantasia, or capriccio.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(toccatas) A toccata is a fast piece of music for the piano, organ, or other keyboard instrument. N-COUNT: oft in names



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