Definitions for capricekəˈpris

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a sudden, unpredictable change, as of one's mind or of the weather; vagary.

  2. a tendency to change one's mind without apparent or adequate motive; whimsicality; capriciousness.

  3. Category: Music and Dance

    Ref: capriccio (def. 1). 1

Origin of caprice:

1660–70; < F < It; see capriccio

Princeton's WordNet

  1. caprice, impulse, whim(noun)

    a sudden desire

    "he bought it on an impulse"


  1. caprice(Noun)

    An impulsive, seemingly unmotivated notion or action.

  2. caprice(Noun)

    An unpredictable or sudden condition, change, or series of changes.

  3. caprice(Noun)

    A disposition to be impulsive.

  4. caprice(Noun)

    An impulsive change of mind.

  5. Origin: From caprice, from capriccio, from caporiccio: capo, from caput + riccio, from ericius, or from capro

Webster Dictionary

  1. Caprice(verb)

    an abrupt change in feeling, opinion, or action, proceeding from some whim or fancy; a freak; a notion

  2. Caprice(verb)

    see Capriccio


  1. Caprice

    Caprice is a CinemaScope comedy-thriller film directed by Frank Tashlin starring Doris Day and Richard Harris. This film and In Like Flint were the last movies made in CinemaScope, with most studios moving to Panavision and other widescreen processes.

Translations for caprice

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an especially unreasonable sudden change of mind etc; a whim

I'm tired of the old man and his caprices.

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