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im•promp•tu



Pronunciation: (im-promp'tOO, -tyOO), [key]
adj.
1. made or done without previous preparation: an impromptu address to the unexpected crowds.
2. suddenly or hastily prepared, made, etc.: an impromptu dinner.
3. improvised; having the character of an improvisation.

adv.
without preparation: verses written impromptu.

n.
1. something impromptu; an impromptu speech, musical composition, performance, etc.
2. a character piece for piano common in the 19th century and having, despite its title, a clear-cut form.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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