a capriccio

adverb a ca·pric·cio \ˌäkəˈprē(ˌ)chō, -ri-, -chēˌō\

Definition of a capriccio

  1. :  in any interpretation that appeals to the performer —used as a direction in music

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Origin and Etymology of a capriccio

Italian, at one's caprice


First Known Use: circa 1841


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