Word of the Day: Caprice

caprice ca-price / kə-prēs   noun 1. a sudden, impulsive change in thought or action; a whim If you live according to nature, you never will be poor; if according to the world’s caprice, you will never be rich. Seneca the Younger, 4 B.C. – 65 A.D.   2. a tendency to change one’s mind impulsively, with no apparent reason Caprice in woman is the antidote to beauty. Jean de la Bruyere, 1945 – 1696   3. in music, a capriccio; a lively, fanciful, loosely structured and humorous piece of music The final caprice exemplifies Paganini’s bold style and technique, which was a natural byproduct of the musical liberation that took place during the Enlightenment. From “’Caprice No. 24’ By Niccolo Paganini”, www.bartleby.com/essay/Analysis-Of-Caprice-No-24-By-Niccolo-FK8QLCL3LSR, accessed January 10, 2023