improvisation

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noun im·pro·vi·sa·tion \ (ˌ)im-ˌprä-və-ˈzā-shən , ˌim-prə-və- also ˌim-prə-(ˌ)vī- \

Definition of improvisation

1 :the act or art of improvising
2 :something (such as a musical or dramatic composition) improvised

improvisational

play \(ˌ)im-ˌprä-və-ˈzā-shnəl, -shə-nᵊl, ˌim-prə-və- also ˌim-prə-(ˌ)vī-\ adjective

improvisationally

adverb

Examples of improvisation in a Sentence

  1. that comedy skit was a totally unrehearsed improvisation

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First Known Use of improvisation

1777

improvisation Synonyms

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IMPROVISATION Defined for Kids

improvisation

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noun im·pro·vi·sa·tion \ im-ˌprä-və-ˈzā-shən \

Definition of improvisation for Students

1 :the act or art of speaking or performing without practicing or preparing ahead of time
2 :something that is improvised


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