Extemporaneous Definition

Carried out or performed with little or no preparation; impromptu.
An extemporaneous piano recital.
American Heritage
Made, done, or spoken without any preparation; unpremeditated; offhand.
An extemporaneous speech.
Webster's New World
Prepared in advance but delivered without notes or text.
An extemporaneous speech.
American Heritage
Spoken with some preparation but not written out or memorized.
Webster's New World
Skilled at or given to unrehearsed speech or performance.
An accomplished extemporaneous speaker.
American Heritage

Origin of Extemporaneous

  • From Late Latin extemporāneus from Latin ex tempore extempore

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin extemporāneus, from Latin ex tempore.

    From Wiktionary

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