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capriccio

noun ca·pric·cio \kə-ˈprē-ch(ē-ˌ)ō\
plural ca·pric·cios

Definition of CAPRICCIO

1
:  fancy, whimsy
2
:  caper, prank
3
:  an instrumental piece in free form usually lively in tempo and brilliant in style

Examples of CAPRICCIO

  1. <the sort of innocuous capriccio intended to liven up a stuffy dinner party>

Origin of CAPRICCIO

Italian
First Known Use: 1665

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