Etymology: French, from Italian capriccio, from caporiccio, meaning (fright, sudden start ): capo, head (from Latin caput) + riccio, curly (from Latin ericius (meaning hedgehog), or from capro "goat".
- An impulsive, seemingly unmotivated notion or action.
- An unpredictable or sudden condition, change, or series of changes.
- A disposition to be impulsive.
- An impulsive change of mind.
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