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 (kə-prē′chē-ō′sō, kä′prē-chō′sō)
adj. Music
Lively and free. Used chiefly as a direction.

[Italian, from capriccio, caprice; see caprice.]
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(Classical Music) music to be played in a free and lively style
[Italian: from capriccio caprice]
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