American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An upward leap made by a trained horse without going forward and with a backward kick of the hind legs at the height of the leap.
- n. A playful leap or jump; a caper.
- v. To perform a capriole.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A caper or leap, as in dancing; a sudden bound; a spring.
- n. In the manège, an upward spring or leap made by a horse without advancing, the hind legs being jerked out when at the height of the leap.
- n. A kind of head-dress worn by women.
- To execute a capriole; leap; skip.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Man.) A leap that a horse makes with all fours, upwards only, without advancing, but with a kick or jerk of the hind legs when at the height of the leap.
- n. A leap or caper, as in dancing.
- v. To perform a capriole.
- n. a playful leap or hop
- v. perform a capriole, in ballet
- v. perform a capriole, of horses in dressage
- n. (dressage) a vertical jump of a trained horse with a kick of the hind legs at the top of the jump
- French, from Italian capriola, somersault, from capriolo, roebuck, wild goat, from Latin capreolus, diminutive of caper, capr-, goat. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
““Glad dance: four count rhythm, jeté on the first pass, capriole on the second,” Lacy called out, banging his counting stick on the floor.”
“Beth played exquisitely and taught me the latest French gigue, much more complicated, with a very quick capriole in the first pass.”
“Borumoter first took his gage at lil lolly lavvander waader since when capriole legs covets limbs of a crane and was it the twylyd or the mounth of the yare or the feint of her smell made the seo-men assalt of her (in imageascene all: whimwhim whimwhim).”
“There's richness from brioche toasted in butter; bits of capriole Mt. St. Francis goat cheese lend a grassy intensity in small doses; toasted pepitas add crunch and nuttiness; and the pungent, spicy sweetness of blackstrap molasses vinaigrette brings the components together.”
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