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



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 Originearly 18th cent.: from Italian, feminine past participle of toccare ‘to touch’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: toccata