caprice


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Caprice \Ca*price"\ (k[.a]*pr[=e]s"), n. [F. caprice, It.
   capriccio, caprice (perh. orig. a fantastical goat leap), fr.
   L. caper, capra, goat. Cf Capriole, Cab, Caper, v. i.]
   1. An abrupt change in feeling, opinion, or action,
      proceeding from some whim or fancy; a freak; a notion.
      "Caprices of appetite." --W. Irving.
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   2. (Mus.) See Capriccio.

   Syn: Freak; whim; crotchet; fancy; vagary; humor; whimsey;
        fickleness.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Capriccio \Ca*pric"cio\ (k[.a]*pr[=e]t"ch[-o]), n. [It. See
   Caprice.]
   1. (Mus.) A piece in a free form, with frequent digressions
      from the theme; a fantasia; -- often called caprice.
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   2. A caprice; a freak; a fancy. --Shak.
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