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Meaning of CAPRIOLE

Pronunciation:  'kapree`owl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  perform a capriole, in ballet
  2. [v]  perform a capriole, of horses in dressage

CAPRIOLE is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: bound, dance, jump, leap, spring



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cap"ri*ole\, n. [F. capriole, cabriole, It. capriola,
    fr. L. caper goat. Cf. {Caper}, v. i. {Cabriole}, {Caprice},
    1. (Man.) A leap that a horse makes with all fours, upwards
       only, without advancing, but with a kick or jerk of the
       hind legs when at the height of the leap.
    2. A leap or caper, as in dancing. ``With lofty turns and
       caprioles.'' --Sir J. Davies.
  2. \Cap"ri*ole\, v. i.
    To perform a capriole. --Carlyle.
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