capriccio

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capriccio (plural capriccios)

  1. A sudden and unexpected or fantastic motion; a caper; a gambol; a prank, a trick.
  2. A fantastical thing or work; a caprice.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  3. A type of landscape painting that places particular works of architecture in an unusual setting.
    • 2005, Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty, (Bloomsbury Publishing, paperback, page 5)
      Above the drawing-room fireplace there was a painting by Guardi, a capriccio of Venice in a gilt rococo frame []
  4. A piece of music, usually fairly free in form and of a lively character.

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Noun[edit]

capriccio m (plural capricci)

  1. whim, fancy, caprice, quirk
  2. tantrum
  3. (music, painting) capriccio

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