capriccioso

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

adjectiveMusic.
  1. capricious; fantastic in style.

Origin of capriccioso

1
First recorded in 1815–20; capriccio + Italian adjective suffix -oso -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for capriccioso

capriccioso

/ (kəˌprɪtʃɪˈəʊzəʊ) /


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

Origin of capriccioso

1
Italian: from capriccio caprice

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