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im·promp·tu / imˈpräm(p)ˌt(y)oō/ • adj. & adv. done without being planned, organized, or rehearsed: [as adj.] an impromptu press conference | [as adv.] he spoke impromptu. • n. (pl. -tus ) a short piece of instrumental music, esp. a solo, that is reminiscent of an improvisation.

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impromptu

impromptu (Fr.). Literally ‘improvised’ or ‘on the spur of the moment’, but in 19th cent., name given to short piece of instr. mus., often in song-like form, e.g. those by Schubert, Chopin, and Schumann. In 20th cent., term has been used by Britten for rev. 3rd movt. of his pf. conc.

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impromptu

impromptu adv. and sb. XVII. — F. — L. phr. in promptū at hand, in readiness (prōmere; see PROMPT).

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