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Definitions of impromptu

  1. an extemporaneous speech or remark; "a witty impromptu must not sound premeditated" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a short musical passage that seems to have been made spontaneously without advance preparation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Something made or done offhand, at the moment, or without previous study; an extemporaneous composition, address, or remark. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A piece composed or played at first thought; a composition in the style of an extempore piece. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A short witty saying expressed at the moment: any composition produced at the moment. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. An off-hand composition, repartee, or poem. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. An offhand speech or performance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. A piece of wit or music produced off-hand. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. A short composition produced on the spur of the moment-generally something witty. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. Offhand; without previous study; extemporaneous; extempore; as, an impromptu verse. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. without advance preparation; "he spoke ad lib" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. Without preparation; offhand. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Extempore; offhand. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. Thrown off on the spur of the moment; as, an impromptu address. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Prompt, ready: off-hand. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Without study; off-hand. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

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Usage examples for impromptu

  1. Edna did not know when the Impromptu began or ended. – The Awakening and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin
  2. The road to wealth did not lie that way; and the cruel sneer that drooped his lips as he lowered his weapon was not good to behold, as he stood up to witness the end of this impromptu hunt, whose quarry was human. – The Sign of the Spider by Bertram Mitford
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