improvisation

[ im-prov-uh-zey-shuh n, im-pruh-vuh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF improvisation

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As a matter of fact, she adored music, and it was Rossini's improvisation that had moved her.

I was amazed, and made an improvisation on her skill, which I gave her in writing.

His knack of improvisation he at all times exercised freely.

The one way in which he certainly did not produce literature was by improvisation.

It is likewise illustrative of Chopin's power and love of improvisation.

And there was more truth than either poetry or music in his improvisation.

Imagination and improvisation played her some woeful tricks.

His improvisation, in which it occurred to him to unite all these melodies, renewed the excitement.

For my encore last evening I gave them an improvisation on the National Hymn.

The fury of improvisation is the same in them, however, as it was in her.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "unforeseen happening;" 1786 as "act of improvising musically," from French improvisation, from improviser "compose or say extemporaneously," from Italian improvvisare, from improvviso "unforeseen, unprepared," from Latin improvisus "not foreseen, unforeseen, unexpected," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + provisus "foreseen," also "provided," past participle of providere "foresee, provide" (see provide).

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