AskDefine | Define capriccio

Dictionary Definition

capriccio n : an instrumental composition that doesn't adhere to rules for any specific musical form and is played with improvisation [also: capricci (pl)]

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English

Noun

capriccio
  1. A type of landscape painting that places particular works of architecture in an unusual setting.
  2. A piece of music, usually fairly free in form and of a lively character.

Translations

type of painting
piece of music

Quotations

*2005 : Above the drawing-room fireplace there was a painting by Guardi, a capriccio of Venice in a gilt rococo frame [...]. - Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty, (Bloomsbury Publishing, paperback, 5)

Italian

Noun

  1. whim, fancy, caprice, quirk
  2. tantrum
  3. (music, painting) capriccio

Synonyms

Extensive Definition

Capriccio could refer to:
capriccio in German: Capriccio
capriccio in Korean: 카프리치오
capriccio in Dutch: Capriccio
capriccio in Slovenian: Capriccio
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