capriccioso

adjective
ca·​pric·​ci·​o·​so | \ kəˌprēchēˈō(ˌ)sō, -ich- \

Definition of capriccioso

: free and impulsive used chiefly as a direction in music

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History and Etymology for capriccioso

Italian, from capriccio + -oso -ous

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“Capriccioso.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/capriccioso. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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