Definition of caprice in English:

caprice

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Pronunciation: /kəˈpriːs
 
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noun

  • 2 Music another term for capriccio. the caprice was divided into a theme and eleven variations
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    • Dubost had herself conceived the ballet as a musical caprice and had given the ten leaves of her fan to ten different composers asking each of them to compose a single dance number.
    • Studies for solo violin include Paganini's brilliant 24 caprices, which provided a fertile source of inspiration for other composers.
    • I was feeling the exhaustion keenly - but not enough to make a complete ass of myself during choir, which inched by like a violist playing Paganini caprices.

Origin

mid 17th century: from French, from Italian (see capriccio).

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