Origin of impromptuFrench from Classical Latin in promptu, in readiness from in, in + promptu, ablative of promptus, readiness from promptus, brought out, ready, prompt
When everyone gets together and decides to throw a party at the spur of the moment, this is an example of animpromptu party.
- Prompted by the occasion rather than being planned in advance: an impromptu party.
- Spoken, performed, done, or composed with little or no preparation; extemporaneous: a few impromptu remarks.
- Something, such as a speech, that is made or done extemporaneously.
- Music A short composition, especially for the piano, performed in an offhand or extemporized style.
Origin of impromptuFrench from Latin in prōmptū at hand in in ; see in- 2. prōmptū ablative of prōmptus readiness from past participle of prōmere to bring forth ; see prompt .
- (music) a short musical composition for an informal occasion often with the character of improvisation and usually to be played solo.
- any composition, musical or otherwise, that is created on the spot without preparation.
impromptu - Computer Definition
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- It may not seem like much, but if you've ever been invited to an impromptu game of beach volleyball, you know the importance of wearing a swimsuit that stays in place!
- The Super Bowl game, a weekend barbecue, an impromptu girls' night out and other informal festivities don't require traditional invitations and announcements.
- You can even wear one with your bikini bottoms to swim in; just make sure you wear a swimsuit under it if your tank top is white, or you could find yourself taking part in an impromptu wet T-shirt competition!
- The dance became incredibly popular, spreading through the working class to the point where street barrel organs would inspire impromptu dances in the slums of the Argentinian melting pot.
- Some popular styles are more often seen in international competitions such as ballroom competitions, whereas other styles are more likely to be seen during impromptu dances in Brazil.