Caper - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkeɪpər|  American pronunciation of the word caper
Brit.  |ˈkeɪpə|  British pronunciation of the word caper

noun

- any of numerous plants of the genus Capparis
- pickled flower buds used as a pungent relish in various dishes and sauces
- a crime (especially a robbery) (syn: job)
- a playful leap or hop (syn: capriole)
- gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement (syn: frolic, gambol, play, romp)
- a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement (syn: antic, joke, prank, trick)

verb

- jump about playfully

Examples

a young goat capering in its pen

...as summer drew to a close, the children spent their days wistfully capering on the beach...

A horse gave a little caper.

I'm too old for this sort of caper.

the comic capers of a cartoon cat and mouse

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: caper
he/she/it: capers
present participle: capering
past tense: capered
past participle: capered
noun
singular: caper
plural: capers
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