ca·price f41 [caprice caprices] BrE [kəˈpriːs] NAmE [kəˈpriːs] noun (formal)
1. countable a sudden change in attitude or behaviour for no obvious reason
2. uncountable the tendency to change your mind suddenly or behave unexpectedly
mid 17th cent.: from French, from Italian capriccio, literally head with the hair standing on end, hence horror, later a sudden start (influenced by capra ‘goat’, associated with frisky movement), from capo ‘head’ + riccio ‘hedgehog’.
Webster's 1913 Dictionary:
|n.||1.||An abrupt change in feeling, opinion, or action, proceeding from some whim or fancy; a freak; a notion.|
|2.||(Mus.) See Capriccio.|
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