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caprice sudden unaccountable turn of mind XVII; work of art of lively or sportive character XVIII. — F. — It. capriccio orig. horror (the mod. sense being due to assoc. with capra goat), f. capo head (:- L. caput) + riccio hedgehog (:- L. ericeus URCHIN), lit. ‘head with the hair standing on end’.
So capricious XVI.

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caprice

ca·price / kəˈprēs/ • n. 1. a sudden and unaccountable change of mood or behavior. 2. Mus. another term for capriccio.

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caprice

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