improvisation
noun Date: 1786 1. the act or art of improvising 2. something (as a musical or dramatic composition) improvised • improvisational adjectiveimprovisationally adverb

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  • improvisation — [ ɛ̃prɔvizasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1807; de improviser 1 ♦ Action, art d improviser. Parler au hasard de l improvisation. ⇒ imagination. 2 ♦ Ce qui est improvisé. Se lancer dans une improvisation. Improvisation libre, sur un thème. Improvisation musicale …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Improvisation — bedeutet, etwas ohne Vorbereitung, aus dem Stegreif dar oder herzustellen. Im allgemeinen Sprachgebrauch versteht man unter Improvisation auch den spontanen praktischen Gebrauch von Kreativität zur Lösung auftretender Probleme. Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • improvisation —    Improvisation has become an indispensable tool in postwar theatre. It is accepted as a valuable method for actors to explore both the ‘inner truth’ of a character and the world of the play when interpreting text based drama. It is also… …   Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture

  • Improvisation — Im*prov i*sa tion, n. [Cf. F. improvisation.] 1. The act or art of composing and rendering music, poetry, and the like, extemporaneously; as, improvisation on the organ. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is improvised; an impromptu. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • improvisation — (n.) mid 15c., unforeseen happening; 1786 as act of improvising musically, from Fr. improvisation, from improviser compose or say extemporaneously, from It. improvvisare, from improvviso unforeseen, unprepared, from L. improvisus not foreseen,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Improvisation — (franz.), die Kunst, etwas ohne Vorbereitung, aus dem Stegreif, zuwege zu bringen; im engern Sinne die künstlerische Produktion, deren Gegenstand nicht vorher schon irgendwie, auch nicht im Innern des Künstlers, fertig vorlag, sondern erst im… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • improvisation — index invention Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • improvisation — [n] extemporary speech ad libbing, autoschediasm, extemporization, speaking off the cuff, spontaneity, winging it; concept 266 …   New thesaurus

  • improvisation — [im präv΄i zā′shən, im΄prə vizā′shən] n. 1. the act of improvising 2. something improvised improvisational adj …   English World dictionary

  • Improvisation — Improvisations redirects here. For other uses, see Improvisations (disambiguation). ComedySportz Austin performing a shortform game based on direction from the audience with the help of Red Dirt Improv; in this case spoofing a hard rock band… …   Wikipedia

  • improvisation — improvisational, adj. /im prov euh zay sheuhn, im preuh veuh /, n. 1. an act of improvising. 2. something improvised. [1780 90; IMPROVISE + ATION] * * * Creation of music in real time. Improvisation usually involves some preparation beforehand,… …   Universalium

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