Capriccio



Music. a composition in a free, irregular style.
a caper; prank.
a whim; caprice.
Historical Examples

Woman’s Work in Music Arthur Elson
An Autobiography Igor Stravinsky
An Autobiography Igor Stravinsky
An Autobiography Igor Stravinsky
Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery Robert Means Lawrence
Bach Charles Francis Abdy Williams
An Autobiography Igor Stravinsky
Giacomo Puccini Wakeling Dry
Bentley’s Miscellany, Volume II Various
The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson – Swanston Edition Vol. 7 (of 25) Robert Louis Stevenson

noun (pl) -priccios, -pricci (-ˈpriːtʃɪ), -prices
(music) a lively piece composed freely and without adhering to the rules for any specific musical form
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