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capriole

[kap-ree-ohl] /ˈkæp riˌoʊl/
noun
1.
a caper or leap.
2.
Manège. a movement in which the horse jumps up with its forelegs well drawn in, kicks out with its hind legs in a horizontal position in the air, and then lands again on the same spot.
verb (used without object), caprioled, caprioling.
3.
to execute a capriole.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < Middle French < Italian capriola, noun derivative of capriolare to leap, caper, verbal derivative of capri(u)olo roebuck < Latin capreolus, equivalent to capre(a) roe deer (derivative of caper male goat; cf. caper1) + -olus -ole1
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Examples for capriole
  • When the horse demonstrates proficiency in the ballotade, the capriole is introduced.
British Dictionary definitions for capriole

capriole

/ˈkæprɪˌəʊl/
noun
1.
(dressage) a high upward but not forward leap made by a horse with all four feet off the ground
2.
(dancing) a leap from bent knees
verb
3.
(intransitive) to perform a capriole
Word Origin
C16: from French, from Old Italian capriola, from capriolo roebuck, from Latin capreolus, caper goat
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