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Saturday, February 04, 2012

Definitions for caprice

  1. A sudden, unpredictable change, as of one's mind or the weather.
  2. A tendency to change one's mind without apparent or adequate motive; whimsicality; capriciousness.
  3. Music. Capriccio.

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Citations for caprice
Does she turn, thought he, thus, from one to the other, with no preference but of accident or caprice? Is her favour thus light of circulation? Fanny Burney, Camilla, or a Picture of Youth
You lose, you gain—it's all caprice. The omnipotence of caprice. The likelihood of reversal. Yes, the unpredictable reversal and its power. Philip Roth, The Humbling
Origin of caprice
Caprice is from the Italian word capriccio which means a sudden start or motion. It comes from the word capro meaning goat.