Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Music An instrumental work with an improvisatory style and a free form.
  • noun A prank; a caper.
  • noun A whim.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A caprice; a whim. Also caprichio.
  • noun A musical composition in a free, irregular, and often whimsical style: first applied to deviations from strict forms, like the fugue, especially when in quick tempo, but now extended to any fancifully irregular piece. Also caprice.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Mus.) A piece in a free form, with frequent digressions from the theme; a fantasia; -- often called caprice.
  • noun A caprice; a freak; a fancy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A sudden and unexpected or fantastic motion; a caper; a gambol; a prank, a trick.
  • noun A fantastical thing or work; a caprice.
  • noun A type of landscape painting that places particular works of architecture in an unusual setting.
  • noun A piece of music, usually fairly free in form and of a lively character.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an instrumental composition that doesn't adhere to rules for any specific musical form and is played with improvisation

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Italian; see caprice.]

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