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Definition of the noun impromptu

What does impromptu mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: impromptus

  1. an extemporaneous speech or remark
    • example: a witty impromptu must not sound premeditated
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic words: address / speech = the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience
  2. a short musical passage that seems to have been made spontaneously without advance preparation

Definition of the adjective impromptu

What does impromptu mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more impromptu / most impromptu

  1. with little or no preparation or forethought

Alternative definition of the adjective impromptu


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

Definition of the adverb impromptu

What does impromptu mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. without advance preparation


  1. "Impromptu" a.k.a. "Impromptus": Franz Schubert's Impromptus are a series of eight pieces for solo piano composed in 1827. They were published in two sets of four impromptus each: the first was published in the composer's lifetime as Op. 90, and the second was published posthumously as Op. posth. 142. They are now catalogued as D. 899 and D. 935 respectively. They are considered to be among the most important examples of this popular early 19th-century genre.
  2. "Impromptu" (June Christy album) - June Christy with The Lou Levy Sextet June Christy’s final album, recorded in 1977.
    • also known as Impromptu (June Christy album)
    • released in (22 years ago)
  3. "Impromptu" is an album by American jazz pianist Billy Taylor which was recorded in 1962 and released on the Mercury label.
    • genre: Jazz
    • released in (53 years ago)
  4. "Impromptu" is a composition.
  5. "Impromptu" is a musical album of MGR vs. SirDSS.
    • released in (9 years ago)
  6. "Impromptu" is a musical album of Psyclones & Schlafengarten, Psyclones, Schlafengarten.
    • released in (28 years ago)
  7. "Impromptu" is a musical album of Angelo Debarre Quartet.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  8. "Impromptu" is a musical album of Bob Mamet.
  9. "Impromptu" is a musical album of Michelle Rose.


  1. "Impromptu" is a 1991 biographical, comedy film written by Sarah Kernochan and directed by James Lapine.
  2. "Impromptu" is a 2013 animation short film directed by Bruce Alcock.
  3. "Impromptu" is a 1932 comedy short by William C. McGann.


Impromptu is a cataloged instance, musical recording.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Impromptu

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Google previewAbbott's Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks for Magicians (2012)

by Stewart James

(Impromptu). Figure "8" Rope Restoration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I29 The "Hindoo" Rope Restoration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lZ9 Bluey-BIuey's Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I3I Impey's Impromptu Method .

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1891)

by Richard Soule

Impromptu, a. Extempore, unpremeditated, offhand, improvised. Impromptu, ad.

Google previewDictionary of the Theatre (1998)

Terms, Concepts, and Analysis by Patrice Pavis, Christine Shantz

IMPROMPTU Fr.: impromptu; Ger.: Stegreifspiel; Sp.: madrigal. An impromptu play is improvised, or at least presented as such by simulating improvised theatre creation, in the same manner as a musician improvising on a theme. The actors ...

Google previewAdvanced Learners' Dictionary (1998)

by Martin H. Manser, Turton, Nigel D. Turton

Improbability n improbably adv impromptu (im 'prompt ju:) ad/, adv done, composed, or performed in a spontaneous, improvised way. • n 1 something impromptu. 2 a musical composition that suggests that it has been composed impromptu.

Google previewFowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2015)

by Henry Watson Fowler, Jeremy Butterfield

Impromptu, which is about a dozen times more frequent in OEC data, means much the same and is somewhat less grandiloquent. extempore, impromptu. Some people observe a distinction between an extempore speech, one that is made ...

Google previewBiographical Dictionary of Musicians (1886)

With a Bibliography of English Writings on Music by James Duff Brown

First Impromptu for Pf., in A flat ; op. 30. Four Mazurkas for Pf. ; op. 31. Second Scherzo for Pf., in B. minor ; op. 32. Two Nocturnes for Pf. ; op. 33. Four Mazurkas for Pf. ; op.

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Small photo of London, United Kingdom - June 18, 2016: Jo Cox. An impromptu memorial site in Parliament Square, to Jo Cox the murdered MP, remains a place for people in London to come to, to mourn her loss.Small photo of London, United Kingdom - June 18, 2016: Jo Cox. An impromptu memorial site in Parliament Square, to Jo Cox the murdered MP, remains a place for people in London to come to, to mourn her loss.Small photo of DELHI, INDIA - FEB 27, 2015: A worker takes an impromptu break in the old city. Narrow streets make it practical for porters to carry such loads on their shoulders for the final stages of deliverySmall photo of Bangkok, Thailand - December 15, 2010: Musician playing his saxophone performs with a group at an impromptu concert on Khao San RoadSmall photo of London, United Kingdom - June 18, 2016: Jo Cox. A woman in Parliament Square visiting the impromptu memorial site to Jo Cox, the murdered Member of Parliament, wears her heart outside.Small photo of Unconditional Surrender, famous statue of a sailor grabbing a nurse for an impromptu kiss on VJ Day that expressed the joy of a nation at its moment of victory San Diego, California, United StatesSmall photo of JFK MEMORIAL TRIBUTE, FORT WORTH TEXAS FEB 2017: On 11-22-1963 President John F. Kennedy gave an impromptu speech to thousands of spectators on the front steps of the historic Hotel Texas. More...

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Woman, impromptu; man, on reflection.
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Scrabble value of I1M3P3R1O1M3P3T1U1

The value of this 9-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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