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Definition of toccata noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

toccata

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//təˈkɑːtə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//təˈkɑːtə//
 
Pieces of music
 
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a piece of music for a keyboard instrument which includes difficult passages designed to show the player’s skill See related entries: Pieces of music Word Origin early 18th cent.: from Italian, feminine past participle of toccare ‘to touch’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: toccata