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1. An upward leap made by a trained horse without going forward and with a backward kick of the hind legs at the height of the leap.
2. A playful leap or jump; a caper.
intr.v. cap·ri·oled, cap·ri·ol·ing, cap·ri·oles
To perform a capriole.

[French, from Italian capriola, somersault, from capriolo, roebuck, wild goat, from Latin capreolus, diminutive of caper, capr-, goat.]
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1. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) dressage a high upward but not forward leap made by a horse with all four feet off the ground
2. (Ballet) dancing a leap from bent knees
3. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) (intr) to perform a capriole
4. (Ballet) (intr) to perform a capriole
[C16: from French, from Old Italian capriola, from capriolo roebuck, from Latin capreolus, caper goat]
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(ˈkæp riˌoʊl)

n., v. -oled, -ol•ing. n.
1. a caper or leap.
2. a movement in manège in which the horse jumps completely off the ground, kicks its hind legs out horizontally in the air, and then lands again on the same spot.
3. to execute a capriole.
[1570–80; < Middle French < Italian capriola, n. derivative of capriolare to leap < Latin capreolus <capre(a) roe deer]
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Past participle: caprioled
Gerund: caprioling

I capriole
you capriole
he/she/it caprioles
we capriole
you capriole
they capriole
I caprioled
you caprioled
he/she/it caprioled
we caprioled
you caprioled
they caprioled
Present Continuous
I am caprioling
you are caprioling
he/she/it is caprioling
we are caprioling
you are caprioling
they are caprioling
Present Perfect
I have caprioled
you have caprioled
he/she/it has caprioled
we have caprioled
you have caprioled
they have caprioled
Past Continuous
I was caprioling
you were caprioling
he/she/it was caprioling
we were caprioling
you were caprioling
they were caprioling
Past Perfect
I had caprioled
you had caprioled
he/she/it had caprioled
we had caprioled
you had caprioled
they had caprioled
I will capriole
you will capriole
he/she/it will capriole
we will capriole
you will capriole
they will capriole
Future Perfect
I will have caprioled
you will have caprioled
he/she/it will have caprioled
we will have caprioled
you will have caprioled
they will have caprioled
Future Continuous
I will be caprioling
you will be caprioling
he/she/it will be caprioling
we will be caprioling
you will be caprioling
they will be caprioling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been caprioling
you have been caprioling
he/she/it has been caprioling
we have been caprioling
you have been caprioling
they have been caprioling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been caprioling
you will have been caprioling
he/she/it will have been caprioling
we will have been caprioling
you will have been caprioling
they will have been caprioling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been caprioling
you had been caprioling
he/she/it had been caprioling
we had been caprioling
you had been caprioling
they had been caprioling
I would capriole
you would capriole
he/she/it would capriole
we would capriole
you would capriole
they would capriole
Past Conditional
I would have caprioled
you would have caprioled
he/she/it would have caprioled
we would have caprioled
you would have caprioled
they would have caprioled
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.capriole - (dressage) a vertical jump of a trained horse with a kick of the hind legs at the top of the jump
jumping, jump - the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground; "he advanced in a series of jumps"; "the jumping was unexpected"
dressage - maneuvers of a horse in response to body signals by the rider
2.capriole - a playful leap or hop
leap, leaping, bounce, bound, saltation, spring - a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
Verb1.capriole - perform a capriole, of horses in dressage
bound, jump, leap, spring - move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?"
2.capriole - perform a capriole, in ballet
dance - move in a graceful and rhythmical way; "The young girl danced into the room"
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