Improviser



[im-pruh-vahyz] /ˈɪm prəˌvaɪz/

verb (used with object), improvised, improvising.
1.
to compose and perform or deliver without previous preparation; extemporize:
to improvise an acceptance speech.
2.
to compose, play, recite, or sing (verse, music, etc.) on the spur of the moment.
3.
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.
4.
to compose, utter, execute, or arrange anything extemporaneously:
When the actor forgot his lines he had to improvise.
/ˈɪmprəˌvaɪz/
verb
1.
to perform or make quickly from materials and sources available, without previous planning
2.
to perform (a poem, play, piece of music, etc), composing as one goes along
v.

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.

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