The definition of a caprice is a sudden or impulsive change.noun
- A groom leaving a bride while standing at the altar is an example of a caprice action.
- Snow falling in Los Angeles in the middle of the summer is an example of a caprice.
- a sudden, impulsive change in the way one thinks or acts; freakish notion; whim
- a capricious quality or nature
- Music a capriccio
Origin: Fr < It capriccio, a shivering, whim < capo (< L caput, head) + riccio, curl, frizzled, lit., hedgehog (< L ericius: see urchin); hence, orig., head with bristling hair, horripilation; meaning infl. by assoc. with It capriola (see capriole) & capra < L capra, she-goat
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- a. An impulsive change of mind.b. An inclination to change one's mind impulsively.c. A sudden, unpredictable action, change, or series of actions or changes: A hailstorm in July is a caprice of nature.
- Music A capriccio.
Origin: French, from Italian capriccio, from caporiccio, fright, sudden start : capo, head (from Latin caput; see kaput- in Indo-European roots) + riccio, curly (from Latin ēricius, hedgehog, from ēr).