capriccioso

[ kuh-pree-chee-oh-soh; Italian kah-preet-chaw-saw ]
/ kəˌpri tʃiˈoʊ soʊ; Italian ˌkɑ pritˈtʃɔ sɔ /

adjective Music.

capricious; fantastic in style.

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Origin of capriccioso

First recorded in 1815–20; capriccio + Italian adjective suffix -oso -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for capriccioso

capriccioso
/ (kəˌprɪtʃɪˈəʊzəʊ) /

adverb

music to be played in a free and lively style

Word Origin for capriccioso

Italian: from capriccio caprice
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