Extempore



[ik-stem-puh-ree] /ɪkˈstɛm pə ri/

adverb
1.
on the spur of the moment; without premeditation or preparation; offhand:
Questions were asked extempore from the floor.
2.
without notes:
to speak extempore.
3.
(of musical performance) by improvisation.
adjective
4.
extemporaneous; impromptu.
/ɪkˈstɛmpərɪ/
adverb, adjective
1.
without planning or preparation; impromptu

1550s (adv.), 1630s (n.), from Latin phrase ex tempore “offhand, in accordance with (the needs of) the moment,” literally “out of time,” from ex “out of” (see ex-) + tempore, ablative of tempus (genitive temporis) “time” (see temporal). Of speaking, strictly “without preparation, without time to prepare,” but now often with a sense merely of “without notes or a teleprompter.”

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