improvised

[ im-pruh-vahyzd ]SEE DEFINITION OF improvised
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR IMPROVISED

He assisted the Leopard Woman to this improvised couch and laid her upon it.

He realized then his fortune in finding this improvised cave-house.

Rossini improvised the most delightful harmony, which filled me with emotion.

An improvised litter was just being borne along by two workmen.

Goliah, who could not stir a finger, bent his eyes on his improvised defender.

"Well, I have a man dining with me," he improvised tentatively.

The improvised sledge was at the door, laden with many boxes.

Mainwaring procured a couple of cloaks and improvised a stretcher with them.

He was forced to leave the work, hiding his improvised file.

The members of the improvised council started from their seats.

WORD ORIGIN

1826, back-formation from improvisation, or else from French improviser (17c.), from Italian improvisare "to sing or speak extempore," from improviso, from Latin improvisus "unforeseen, unexpected" (see improvisation). Or possibly a back-formation from improvisation. Related: Improvised; improvising.

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