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synonyms for improvising

  • ad-lib
  • brainstorm
  • concoct
  • contrive
  • devise
  • dream up
  • invent
  • throw together
  • coin
  • extemporize
  • fake
  • jam
  • spark
  • dash off
  • do off top of head
  • do offhand
  • fake it
  • improv
  • improvisate
  • knock off
  • make do
  • slapdash
  • speak off the cuff
  • wing it

antonyms for improvising

MOST RELEVANT
  • design
  • plan
  • premeditate
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How to use improvising in a sentence

Maxwell in Egypt has been improvising a few; Methuen at Malta says they can't make them there.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Diotti placed the violin in position and drew the bow across the string of joy, improvising on it.
THE FIFTH STRING  JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
True; but improvising on a well-known work is rather a dangerous thing to do in order to improve a bad case.
PIANO MASTERYHARRIETTE BROWER
Carl Henrik, my old friend, was by way of being a poet, and never lost a chance of improvising something.
DRY FISH AND WETANTHON BERNHARD ELIAS NILSEN
They were improvising a stretcher, as neat and comfortable-looking as if it had just been removed from an ambulance.
BLUE ROBIN, THE GIRL PIONEERRENA I. HALSEY
Beethovens remarkable powers of improvising were often exhibited at the Breuning house.
THE LIFE OF LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN, VOLUME I (OF 3)ALEXANDER WHEELOCK THAYER
"With oaten pipe the rustic maids," quoth the Woffington, improvising.
PEG WOFFINGTONCHARLES READE
He even instructed them in improvising splints and reducing fractures.
TROOP ONE OF THE LABRADORDILLON WALLACE
Officers should be content with a tent fly, improvising poles and shelter out of bushes.
THE MEMOIRS OF GENERAL W. T. SHERMAN, COMPLETEWILLIAM T. SHERMAN
Finally this, too, was solved, by improvising another bowl from sealskin and suspending over it a piece of ice.
BOBBY OF THE LABRADORDILLON WALLACE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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