noun, plural ca·pric·ci·os, ca·pric·ci [kuh-pree-chee; Italian kah-preet-chee] /kəˈpri tʃi; Italian kɑˈprit tʃi/.
- capri pants,
- capric acid,
Origin of capriccio
Origin of a capriccio
Examples from the Web for capriccio
There's another pretty fairy-like piece of yours, Mendelssohn, the Capriccio in E minor.A Day with Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy|George Sampson
A Sonata Brilliant and a Capriccio are among her best works.Woman's Work in Music|Arthur Elson
His capriccio on the departure of a friend, with its differently labelled parts, comes distinctly under the above denomination.Masters of French Music|Arthur Hervey
I devoted most of 1929 to the composition of my Capriccio, which I had begun the Christmas before.An Autobiography|Igor Stravinsky
Capriccio sopra la lontananza del suo fratello dilettissimo .Bach|Charles Francis Abdy Williams
noun plural -priccios, -pricci (-ˈpriːtʃɪ) or -prices
Word Origin for capriccio
1690s as a term in music for a kind of free composition, from Italian capriccio "sudden start or motion" (see caprice). Earlier it meant "prank, trick" (1660s); "caprice" (c.1600).