Etymology
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capriccio (n.)

1690s as a term in music for a kind of free composition, from Italian capriccio "sudden start or motion" (see caprice). Earlier it meant "a prank, a trick" (1660s); "a caprice" (c. 1600).

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Definitions of capriccio

capriccio (n.)
an instrumental composition that doesn't adhere to rules for any specific musical form and is played with improvisation;
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