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synonyms for improvisation

  • spontaneity
  • extemporization
  • ad-libbing
  • autoschediasm
  • speaking off the cuff
  • winging it
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How to use improvisation in a sentence

One thing which impressed Kndinger was his remarkable power of improvisation.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
In action, however, as when Kitty Tynan helped him on with his coat, he was a pure improvisation of nature.
YOU NEVER KNOW YOUR LUCK, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
Of course our artist did not bethink himself long, but sat down at once, and launched out into an improvisation on a Polish air.
FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
The structure and flexibility of the language is highly favourable to this kind of improvisation.
THE INDIAN IN HIS WIGWAMHENRY R. SCHOOLCRAFT
Like the sailors' "shanties" and the plantation choruses, it was capable of indefinite extension and improvisation.
STUDIES IN FOLK-SONG AND POPULAR POETRYALFRED M. WILLIAMS
The pantun is much employed in improvisation, the stanzas being recited alternately by the two taking part.
APPLETONS' POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY, JULY 1899VARIOUS
The talent for poetic improvisation almost always indicates faculties of an unusual order.
MEMOIRS OF THE DUCHESSE DE DINO V.1/3, 1831-1835DOROTHY DUCHESSE DE DINO
A kind of rocker much in vogue is a medley of young banisters, a sort of improvisation on a turning-lathe.
BIZARRELAWTON MACKALL
A native eloquence, long disused, began to urge him to a sort of confused improvisation.
THE FLAW IN THE SAPPHIRECHARLES M. SNYDER
It was possible to make out, however, that "arteest" and "ten dollair" were the themes of the improvisation.
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WORDS RELATED TO IMPROVISATION

  • assuming
  • characterization
  • depiction
  • dramatics
  • enacting
  • enactment
  • feigning
  • hamming
  • histrionics
  • imitating
  • imitation
  • impersonation
  • improvisation
  • mime
  • mimicry
  • pantomime
  • performance
  • playing
  • portrayal
  • portraying
  • posing
  • posturing
  • pretending
  • pretense
  • putting
  • rendition
  • seeming
  • showing off
  • stagecraft
  • stooging
  • theatre
  • theatricals
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