[ kah-pree, kap-ree, kuh-pree ]

  1. an island in W Italy, in the Bay of Naples: grottoes; resort. 5½ sq. mi. (14 sq. km).

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  1. a combining form meaning “goat,” occurring in loanwords from Latin (Capricorn); used in the formation of compound words (caprifoliaceous).

Origin of capri-

<Latin, combining form of caper goat; see caper1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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British Dictionary definitions for Capri


/ (kəˈpriː, Italian ˈkapri) /

  1. an island off W Italy, in the Bay of Naples: resort since Roman times. Pop: 12 200 (2002 est). Area: about 13 sq km (5 sq miles)

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Cultural definitions for Capri


[ (kuh-pree, kah-pree, kap-ree) ]

Island in the Bay of Naples in southern Italy.

Notes for Capri

An international tourist attraction, Capri is known for its beautiful scenery.

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