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capriole

[ kap-ree-ohl ]
/ 藞k忙p ri藢o蕣l /
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noun
a caper or leap.
Man猫ge. a movement in which the horse jumps up with its forelegs well drawn in, kicks out with its hind legs in a horizontal position in the air, and then lands again on the same spot.
verb (used without object), cap路ri路oled, cap路ri路ol路ing.
to execute a capriole.
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Origin of capriole

1570鈥80; <Middle French <Italian capriola, noun derivative of capriolare to leap, caper, verbal derivative of capri(u)olo roebuck <Latin capreolus, equivalent to capre(a) roe deer (derivative of caper male goat; cf. caper1) + -olus-ole1
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British Dictionary definitions for capriole

capriole
/ (藞k忙pr瑟藢蓹蕣l) /

noun
dressage a high upward but not forward leap made by a horse with all four feet off the ground
dancing a leap from bent knees
verb
(intr) to perform a capriole

Word Origin for capriole

C16: from French, from Old Italian capriola, from capriolo roebuck, from Latin capreolus, caper goat
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