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extempore

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adverb or adjective ex·tem·po·re \ik-ˈstem-pə-(ˌ)rē\

Definition of extempore

  1. :  in an extemporaneous manner <speaking extempore>



Origin of extempore

Latin ex tempore, from ex + tempore, abl. of tempus time


First Known Use: circa 1553


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