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English[]

Etymology[]

From Latin imprōmptus (not ready), from im- + prōmptus (ready, at hand).

Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: /ɪmprɒmptju/

Adjective[]

Impromptu (not comparable)

Positive
Impromptu

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Improvised; without prior preparation; extemporaneous; unplanned.
    The party began with an impromptu rendition of 'Happy Birthday'.

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Noun[]

Singular
Impromptu

Plural
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Impromptu ({{{1}}})

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

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French[]

French Wikipedia has an article on:

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Etymology[]

From Latin adverbial locution in promptu; in + prōmptus

Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: /ɛ̃.pʁɔ̃p.ty/

Adjective[]

Impromptu m. (f. Impromptue, m. plural Impromptus, f. plural Impromptues)

  1. improvised, not planned.
    une visite impromptue.

Noun[]

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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References[]

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Italian[]

Etymology[]

French

Noun[]

impromptu m. inv.

  1. (music) impromptu

Synonyms[]

  • improvviso

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