a composition in free style for the organ, piano, etc., generally characterized by the use of full chords and running passages and often used as the prelude of a fugue
Origin of toccataIt, origin, originally feminine of past participle of toccare from VL, to touch
A virtuoso composition, usually for the organ or another keyboard instrument, in free style with brilliant passagework.
Origin of toccataItalian from feminine past participle of toccare to touch from Vulgar Latin toccāre
From Italian toccata.