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Meaning of "toccata" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TOCCATA

From Italian, literally: touched, from toccare to play (an instrument), touch.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TOCCATA

toccata  [təˈkɑːtə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TOCCATA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Toccata is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TOCCATA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Toccata

Toccata is a virtuoso piece of music typically for a keyboard or plucked string instrument featuring fast-moving, lightly fingered or otherwise virtuosic passages or sections, with or without imitative or fugal interludes, generally emphasizing the dexterity of the performer's fingers. Less frequently, the name is applied to works for multiple instruments.

Definition of toccata in the English dictionary

The definition of toccata in the dictionary is a rapid keyboard composition for organ, harpsichord, etc, dating from the baroque period, usually in a rhythmically free style.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TOCCATA


carta
ˈkɑːtə
Carter
ˈkɑːtə
charta
ˈkɑːtə
charter
ˈtʃɑːtə
Djakarta
dʒəˈkɑːtə
emboscata
ˌembɒˈskɑːtə
Inkatha
ɪnˈkɑːtə
Jakarta
dʒəˈkɑːtə
karter
ˈkɑːtə
Kolkata
ˈkolkɑːtə
piccata
pɪˈkɑːtə
Rakata
rəˈkɑːtə
rata
ˈrɑːtə
Soerakarta
ˌsʊərəˈkɑːtə
sonata
səˈnɑːtə
Sparta
ˈspɑːtə
starter
ˈstɑːtə
strata
ˈstrɑːtə
Surakarta
ˌsʊərəˈkɑːtə
yukata
jʊˈkɑːtə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TOCCATA

toccatella
toccatina
Tocharian
Tocharian A
Tocharian B
tocher
tocherless
tock
tockier
tockiest
tockley
tocky
toco
tocology
tocopherol
tocophobia
Tocqueville
tocsin

WORDS THAT END LIKE TOCCATA

anata
automata
bachata
Basilicata
batata
big data
biodata
census data
data
errata
kata
La Plata
Mar del Plata
metadata
Niigata
passata
Plata
relata
res adjudicata
res judicata

Synonyms and antonyms of toccata in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «toccata» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TOCCATA

Find out the translation of toccata to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of toccata from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «toccata» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

托卡塔
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

toccata
570 millions of speakers

English

toccata
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

टेकट्टा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التوكاتا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

токката
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tocata
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

টকাটা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

toccata
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Toccata
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Tokkata
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

トッカータ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

토카타
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Toccata
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Toccata
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Toccata
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टॉक्सीटा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

toccata
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

toccata
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Toccata
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

токата
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Toccata
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

toccata
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

toccata
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

toccata
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

toccata
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of toccata

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TOCCATA»

The term «toccata» is quite widely used and occupies the 44.370 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TOCCATA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about toccata

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TOCCATA»

Discover the use of toccata in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to toccata and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Dominick Argento's "A Toccata of Galuppi's": A Critical ...
His use of technique within this work is artful, specifically his writing for voices and his successful merger of different musical time periods.
Erin Elizabeth Colwitz, 2007
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Toccata and rain
Simon finds himself at the centre of a controversy over two large spires he has constructed in his backyard.
Philip Salom, 2004
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Widor: A Life Beyond the Toccata
Widor: A Life Beyond the Toccata brings to light the life and work of one of France's most distinguished musicians in the most complete biography in any language of Charles-Marie Widor.
John Richard Near, 2011
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The Harvard Dictionary of Music
The toccatas of Giovanni Maria Trabaci (Naples, 1603) and other Neapolitans link the Renaissance toccata, with its evenly flowing figuration, and the more articulated sectional toccata of the early Baroque. The genre's first high point was  ...
Don Michael Randel, 2003
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Toccata and Fugue in D Minor and Other Great Masterpieces by ...
DOVER. CLASSICAL. MUSIC. FOR. KEYBOARD. AND. PIANO. FOUR. HANDS. PRES DE LA MER AND OTHER COLLECTED SUITES FOR SOLO PIANO, Anton Arensky. Selected and Edited by Sara Davis Buechner. (0486-488624) ...
Daniel Glover, 2014
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Essays in Honor of John F. Ohl: A Compendium of American ...
Robert. Schumann's. Exercice. and. the. Toccata,. Opus. 7. RICHARD. D. GREEN . A MONG ALL of his works for piano, Robert Schumann's Toccata holds a posi- . zVtion of particular significance due both to the unusual history of its ...
Enrique Alberto Arias, 2001
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Masterpieces of Music Before 1750: An Anthology of Musical ...
The most idiomatic keyboard style practiced in the Baroque period was that of the toccata. This term, derived from the Italian toccare (to touch), with its implication of free improvisation, applies to a style of writing, rather than a form. Most often ...
Carl Parrish, John F. Ohl, 2001
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Bach, Handel, Scarlatti, Tercentenary Essays
Bach, Handel, D. Scarlatti and the Toccata of the Late Baroque GIORGIO PESTELLI (Turin) From the toccata of Alessandro Stradella (Rome, Biblioteca del Conservatorio S. Cecilia MS A/400)1 to that of Ravel or of Alfredo Casella there is a ...
Peter Williams, 1985
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Festival Toccata on 'Kyrie: Orbis Factor'
An ebullient organ work based on a plainsong melody.
Don Michael Dicie, 2004
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Strangers to Ourselves
Toccata. and. Fugue. for. the. Foreigner. Foreigner: a choked up rage deep down in my throat, a black angel clouding transparency, opaque, unfathomable spur. The image of hatred and of the other, a foreigner is neither the romantic victim of  ...
Julia Kristeva, 1991

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TOCCATA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term toccata is used in the context of the following news items.
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TOCCATA to perform Mozart in the Mountains at Lake Tahoe
The TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra will continue its 21-concert Summer MusicFest this week with performances of a new series entitled Mozart in the ... «Tahoe Daily Tribune, Jul 15»
2
Music without borders
Toccata Musical Productions will put up a two-day show in Kochi on August 8 and 9. Its 'Festival of Music' tour will cover all popular music genres such as ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
3
TOCCATA continues 10-year celebrations with South Lake Tahoe …
The TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will continue its 10th anniversary celebrations with a performance at the South Shore this week. «Tahoe Daily Tribune, Jul 15»
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Homeless musician Donald Gould plays Bach's "Toccata and Fugue"
2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK. 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie ... «WWSB ABC 7, Jun 15»
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Review: Alvin Ailey Troupe Dances 'Exodus' at Koch Theater
More regular than “Exodus” in its crisscrossing of groups, “Toccata” is fatally burdened by an antiquated idiom. It looks pretty much like a bunch of ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
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Finbar finishes Toccata apartments
Finbar says it has reached practical completion of its Toccata apartment development in East Perth. The company says it has already sold 39 of the 47 available ... «The West Australian, Jun 15»
7
ICE teams up with Toccata Gaming
Innovative Concepts in Entertainment has announced a new partnership with Toccata Gaming International as the exclusive manufacturer and sales team for the ... «InterGame, Jun 15»
8
Raymond Weil
Raymond Weil announces its partnership with internationally renowned classic violinist Nicola Benedetti to present the new 34mm ladies watch, toccata. «World Tempus, Mar 15»
9
2015 Antigua Sailing Week - just a month away
The brand new Gunboat 55 Toccata will also be racing at Antigua Sailing Week. Owned by Chris and Carolyn Groobey, the couple plan to cruise Toccata back ... «Sail World, Mar 15»
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Stradivari's red violin Wednesday
Acclaimed violin virtuoso, Elizabeth Pitcairn will be the featured soloist with the Toccata Symphony Orchestra when it performs in the Shepherd of the Sierra ... «The Record-Courier, Feb 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Toccata [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/toccata>. Oct 2019 ».
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