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parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a playful bound or leap.
The fawn leapt over the creek with a graceful caper.
frisk, gambol, romp
similar words:
bounce, bound, frolic, hop, jump, leap, prance, skip, spring
definition 2: a playful, carefree escapade.
April Fools Day is a day for practical jokes and sundry capers.The two old friends reminisced about the capers they'd pulled when they were college.
antics, lark, monkeyshines, shenanigans
similar words:
adventure, carrying-on, dido, escapade, gambol, high jinks, jape, monkey business, practical joke, prank, spree, trick
definition 3: (informal) a theft or other crime, usu. involving planning and deception.
He denied his role in the diamond theft, but he'd been involved in the caper from the start.This latest caper was the most intriguing that the detective had ever worked on.
similar words:
crime, deceit, devilment, mischief, roguery, theft
definition 4: a light-hearted story or film that involves action and mystery.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: capers, capering, capered
definition: to leap, hop, or skip about in a playful manner; frolic; gambol.
cavort, frisk, frolic, gambol, prance, rollick, romp
similar words:
antic, bounce, bound, hop, jump, leap, skip, spring, strut
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derivations: caperingly (adv.), caperer (n.)