[im-pruh-vahyz] /ˈɪm prəˌvaɪz/
verb (used with object), improvised, improvising.
to compose and perform or deliver without previous preparation; extemporize:
to improvise an acceptance speech.
to compose, play, recite, or sing (verse, music, etc.) on the spur of the moment.
to make, provide, or arrange from whatever materials are readily available:
We improvised a dinner from yesterday’s leftovers.
verb (used without object), improvised, improvising.
to compose, utter, execute, or arrange anything extemporaneously:
When the actor forgot his lines he had to improvise.
to perform or make quickly from materials and sources available, without previous planning
to perform (a poem, play, piece of music, etc), composing as one goes along
1826, back-formation from improvisation, or else from French improviser (17c.), from Italian improvisare “to sing or speak extempore,” from improviso, from Latin improvisus “unforeseen, unexpected” (see improvisation). Or possibly a back-formation from improvisation. Related: Improvised; improvising.
[eem-prawv-vee-zah-taw-re] /ˌim prɔvˌvi zɑˈtɔ rɛ/ noun, plural improvvisatori [eem-prawv-vee-zah-taw-ree] /ˌim prɔvˌvi zɑˈtɔ ri/ (Show IPA). Italian. 1. an improvisator, especially a person who extemporizes verse.
[im-prood-nt] /ɪmˈprud nt/ adjective 1. not prudent; lacking discretion; incautious; rash. /ɪmˈpruːdənt/ adjective 1. not prudent; rash, heedless, or indiscreet n. early 15c., “quality of rashness or heedlessness; imprudent act,” from Latin imprudentia “lack of foresight, inconsiderateness, ignorance, inadvertence,” noun of quality from imprudens (see imprudent). adj. late 14c., from Latin imprudentem (nominative imprudens) “not […]
[im-prood-nt] /ɪmˈprud nt/ adjective 1. not prudent; lacking discretion; incautious; rash. /ɪmˈpruːdənt/ adjective 1. not prudent; rash, heedless, or indiscreet adj. late 14c., from Latin imprudentem (nominative imprudens) “not foreseeing, unaware, inconsiderate, heedless,” from assimilated form of in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + prudens, contraction of providens, present participle of providere “to provide,” […]
[imp-suh-nahyt] /ˈɪmp səˌnaɪt/ noun 1. a black variety of asphaltite with a jagged fracture.