im·​prov | \ ˈim-ˌpräv How to pronounce improv (audio) \

Definition of improv

: of, relating to, or being improvisation and especially an improvised comedy routine

Other Words from improv

improv noun

Examples of improv in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mystery Switch & Friends is another improv comedy show with a twist at the Sea Tea Comedy Theater. Christopher Arnott, Hartford Courant, 5 May 2022 Other events include performances from improv comedy troupe Penguin Knife Fight, virtual reality and console gaming exhibits, an escape room and an Easter egg hunt. Rory Appleton, The Indianapolis Star, 13 Apr. 2022 Iridium Nights is an improv jazz session that started in June of 2021 (and takes place on the first Friday of each month at the Clementine McDuff Elks Lodge #598). San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Apr. 2022 This first post-pandemic show also has an ordinary improv game far too early in its running order: the cast loses the chance there to assert its own identities. Chris Jones,, 31 Oct. 2021 Key was one of Robinson’s first improv teachers at the Second City Detroit. Kathryn Vanarendonk, Vulture, 6 July 2021 Her improv performance was a bust, as was the disco-mentary challenge. Paul Mccallion, Vulture, 5 Mar. 2021 There were also interactive sessions that included improv games for the mind and body, as well as tools for how to create a positive mindset. Nicole F. Roberts, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2021 That includes writing jokes, sketch comedy and parody songs, while also performing standup comedy and, in recent years, relishing time spent in the no-safety-net-below world of improv comedy. cleveland, 9 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of improv

1978, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for improv

short for improvisation

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“Improv.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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