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

Usage examples (33)
  • But in Bach's hands the toccata becomes one of the noblest and most plastic of forms.
  • And toccata was probably also a improvised form which became a composition form later.
  • September 28, 2009 at 10:34 am wud yu laik a nys glas uv toccata wif teh katchatorry an?
  • Critics praised Fantasia's toccata-and-fugue sequence as reminiscent of Kandinsky and Miro. for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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