Other forms: caprioles; caprioling

Definitions of capriole
  1. noun
    a playful leap or hop
    synonyms: caper
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    type of:
    bounce, bound, leap, leaping, saltation, spring
    a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
  2. noun
    (dressage) a vertical jump of a trained horse with a kick of the hind legs at the top of the jump
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    type of:
    jump, jumping
    the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground
  3. verb
    perform a capriole, in ballet
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    type of:
    move in a graceful and rhythmical way
  4. verb
    perform a capriole, of horses in dressage
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    type of:
    bound, jump, leap, spring
    move forward by leaps and bounds
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