noun (used with a plural verb)


[kah-pree, kap-ree, kuh-pree]


an island in W Italy, in the Bay of Naples: grottoes; resort. 5½ sq. mi. (14 sq. km). Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for capris

leggings, breeches, jodhpurs, knickers

British Dictionary definitions for capris



an island off W Italy, in the Bay of Naples: resort since Roman times. Pop: 12 200 (2002 est). Area: about 13 sq km (5 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for capris

"Capri pants," 1966, see Capri pants.


island in the Bay of Naples, of unknown origin: Latin capra "she-goat," Greek kapros "boar," Etruscan capra "burial place" all have been suggested. As a type of wine, 1877; as a type of pants, 1956 (see Capri pants).

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capris in Culture


[(kuh-pree, kah-pree, kap-ree)]

Island in the Bay of Naples in southern Italy.


An international tourist attraction, Capri is known for its beautiful scenery.
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