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n. pl. ca·pric·cios
1. Music An instrumental work with an improvisatory style and a free form.
2. A prank; a caper.
3. A whim.
[Italian; see caprice.]
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n, pl -priccios, -pricci (-ˈpriːtʃɪ) or -prices
(Classical Music) music a lively piece composed freely and without adhering to the rules for any specific musical form
[C17: from Italian: caprice]
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ca•pric•ci•o(kəˈpri tʃiˌoʊ, -ˈpri tʃoʊ)
n., pl. -ci•os, -ci (-chē).
1. an instrumental composition in a free and usu. lively style.
2. a caper; prank.
3. a whim; caprice.
[1595–1605; < Italian, perhaps a shortening of caporiccio head with bristling hair]
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A short, lively instrumental piece, often humorous.
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|Noun||1.||capriccio - an instrumental composition that doesn't adhere to rules for any specific musical form and is played with improvisation|
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