a capriccio

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

Definition of a capriccio

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

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First Known Use of a capriccio

circa 1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for a capriccio

Italian, at one's caprice

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“A capriccio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20capriccio. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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