capriccioso

[kuh-pree-chee-oh-soh; Italian kah-preet-chaw-saw]

Origin of capriccioso

< Italian, equivalent to capricci(o) caprice + -oso -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for capriccioso

capriccioso

adverb
  1. music to be played in a free and lively style

Word Origin for capriccioso

Italian: from capriccio caprice
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