Music. a composition in a free, irregular style.
a caper; prank.
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How to use capriccio in a sentence
A capriccio on the German flute, by a distinguished amateur, who has lost four fingers and a thumb.Bentley's Miscellany, Volume II | Various
I had in mind the definition of a capriccio given by Praetorius, the celebrated musical authority of the eighteenth century.
That is why I wrote another concerto, which I called capriccio, that name seeming to indicate best the character of the music.
The Brussels concert at which I played my capriccio, which was repeated on the following day, has left a very pleasant memory.
An adagio may set a gouty father to sleep, and a capriccio may operate successfully on the nerves of a valetudinary mother.Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery | Robert Means Lawrence
British Dictionary definitions for capriccio
music a lively piece composed freely and without adhering to the rules for any specific musical form
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