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Borrowed from French impromptu.

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impromptu (not comparable)

  1. Improvised; without prior preparation, planning or rehearsal
    The party began with an impromptu rendition of 'Happy Birthday'.
    Synonyms: extemporaneous, unplanned

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impromptu (plural impromptus)

  1. (music) a short musical composition for an informal occasion often with the character of improvisation and usually to be played solo.
  2. any composition, musical or otherwise, that is created on the spot without preparation.

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin adverbial locution in promptu; in + prōmptus (ready, at hand)

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impromptu (feminine singular impromptue, masculine plural impromptus, feminine plural impromptues)

  1. improvised, not planned.
    une visite impromptue.

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impromptu m (plural impromptus)

  1. improvised action
    À l'impromptu.
    Talleyrand prévoyait à l'avance ses bons mots, que la circonstance lui tirait ensuite à l'impromptu. (Sainte-Beuve, Pensées, 1868)
  2. (music) impromptu
    Quand je faisais mentalement des réserves sur Fauré, celles-ci portaient sur les Barcarolles, les Nocturnes et les Impromptus. (Du Bos, Journal, 1928)

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French impromptu.

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  • Rhymes: -u

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impromptu m (invariable)

  1. (music) impromptu

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