Im*promp"tu (?), adv. ∨ a. [F. impromptu, fr. L. in promptu in readiness, at hand; in in + promptus visibility, readiness, from promptus visible, ready. See Prompt.]

Offhand; without previous study; extemporaneous; extempore; as, an impromptu verse.


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Im*promp"tu, n.


Something made or done offhand, at the moment, or without previous study; an extemporaneous composition, address, or remark.

2. Mus.

A piece composed or played at first thought; a composition in the style of an extempore piece.


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