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IMPROMPTU

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does impromptu mean? 

IMPROMPTU (noun)
  The noun IMPROMPTU has 2 senses:

1. an extemporaneous speech or remark
2. a short musical passage that seems to have been made spontaneously without advance preparation

  Familiarity information: IMPROMPTU used as a noun is rare.


IMPROMPTU (adjective)
  The adjective IMPROMPTU has 1 sense:

1. with little or no preparation or forethought

  Familiarity information: IMPROMPTU used as an adjective is very rare.


IMPROMPTU (adverb)
  The adverb IMPROMPTU has 1 sense:

1. without advance preparation

  Familiarity information: IMPROMPTU used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


IMPROMPTU (noun)


Sense 1impromptu [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An extemporaneous speech or remark

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

a witty impromptu must not sound premeditated

Hypernyms ("impromptu" is a kind of...):

address; speech (the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience)


Sense 2impromptu [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A short musical passage that seems to have been made spontaneously without advance preparation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("impromptu" is a kind of...):

musical passage; passage (a short section of a musical composition)


IMPROMPTU (adjective)


Sense 1impromptu [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

With little or no preparation or forethought

Synonyms:

unrehearsed; offhanded; offhand; off-the-cuff; impromptu; extempore; extemporary; extemporaneous; ad-lib

Context examples:

his ad-lib comments showed poor judgment / an extemporaneous piano recital / an extemporary lecture / an extempore skit / an impromptu speech / offhand excuses / trying to sound offhanded and reassuring / an off-the-cuff toast / a few unrehearsed comments

Similar:

unprepared (without preparation; not prepared for)


IMPROMPTU (adverb)


Sense 1impromptu [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Without advance preparation

Synonyms:

ad lib; ad libitum; impromptu; spontaneously

Context example:

he spoke ad lib


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