cabriole

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See also: cabriolé and cabriolè

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French cabriole(a goat's leap)

Noun[edit]

cabriole ‎(plural cabrioles)

  1. A type of furniture leg used in certain ornate styles of furniture such as Queen Anne, having a double curve resembling the leg of an animal.
    • 2009, January 23, “Benjamin Genocchio”, in A Winter Wonderland of Old and Modern Invites Meandering[1]:
      It has been repaired in places, like a lot of period furniture, but it retains its original finish, [] along with splendid cabriole legs with claw-and-ball feet.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian capriola, initially as capriole, with a final -e to fit French norms.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cabriole f ‎(plural cabrioles)

  1. capriole (jump)
  2. (dressage) capriole

Verb[edit]

cabriole

  1. first-person singular present indicative of cabrioler
  2. third-person singular present indicative of cabrioler
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of cabrioler
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of cabrioler
  5. second-person singular imperative of cabrioler

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

cabriole

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of cabriolar.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of cabriolar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of cabriolar.