Definition of Impromptu

1. Noun. An extemporaneous speech or remark. "A witty impromptu must not sound premeditated"

Generic synonyms: Address, Speech



2. Adjective. With little or no preparation or forethought. "A few unrehearsed comments"

3. Adverb. Without advance preparation. "He spoke ad lib"
Exact synonyms: Ad Lib, Ad Libitum, Spontaneously

4. Noun. A short musical passage that seems to have been made spontaneously without advance preparation.
Generic synonyms: Musical Passage, Passage

Definition of Impromptu

1. adv. or a. Offhand; without previous study; extemporaneous; extempore; as, an impromptu verse.

2. n. Something made or done offhand, at the moment, or without previous study; an extemporaneous composition, address, or remark.

Definition of Impromptu

1. Adjective. Improvised; without prior preparation; extemporaneous; unplanned. ¹

2. Noun. (music) a short musical composition for an informal occasion often with the character of improvisation and usually to be played solo. ¹

3. Noun. any composition, musical or otherwise, that is created on the spot without preparation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Impromptu

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Impromptu

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improbably
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improficiencies
improficiency
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improgressive
improlific
impromanga
impromangas
impromidine
imprompt
impromptu (current term)
impromptus
improper
improper fraction
improper fractions
improper integral
improper integrals
improperation
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improperia
improperly
improperness
impropernesses
improperty
impropitious

Literary usage of Impromptu

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1. Public Speaking Today: A High School Manual by Frank Cummins Lockwood, Clarence De Witt Thorpe (1921)
"The man who can make a strong impromptu speech has at his command a tool worth ... In all probability the average man has ten chances to speak impromptu to ..."

2. Well-known Piano Solos, how to Play Them by Charles W. Wilkinson, Edward Ellsworth Hipsher (1915)
"impromptu in A Flat, Op. 90, No. 4 SCHUBERT | HE old-fashioned designation for such ... Such delicious, mellifluous music as this impromptu will always fall ..."

3. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1889) by Eminent Writers by John Alexander Fuller-Maitland, Adela Harriet Sophia Bagot Wodehouse (1879)
"[G.] impromptu. Originally no doubt the nunĀ« for an extempore piece ; but as no piece can In extempore when written down, the term is need for pianoforte ..."

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