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

Example Sentences

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

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

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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 28 Nov. 2022.

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