extemporaneity

noun

ex·​tem·​po·​ra·​ne·​i·​ty (ˌ)ek-ˌstem-pə-rə-ˈnē-ə-tē How to pronounce extemporaneity (audio)
-ˈnā-
: the quality or state of being extemporaneous

Examples of extemporaneity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Is there any inherent contradiction between being the king of extemporaneity, musically, and then also the king of designing things within a seemingly meticulous, if visually enrapturing, inch of their life? Chris Willman, Variety, 17 July 2022

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Word History

Etymology

extemporane(ous) + -ity

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of extemporaneity was in 1937

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Cite this Entry

“Extemporaneity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extemporaneity. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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