capriccio

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noun ca·pric·cio \kə-ˈprē-ch(ē-ˌ)ō\

Definition of capriccio

plural

capriccios

  1. 1 :  fancy, whimsy

  2. 2 :  caper, prank

  3. 3 :  an instrumental piece in free form usually lively in tempo and brilliant in style

Examples of capriccio in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of capriccio

Italian


First Known Use: 1665


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