impromptu

  • 1 impromptu — impromptu, ue [ ɛ̃prɔ̃pty ] n. m., adj. et adv. • 1651; lat. in promptu « en évidence, sous la main » I ♦ N. m. 1 ♦ Hist. littér. Petite pièce composée sur le champ et, en principe, sans préparation. « L Impromptu de Versailles », de Molière… …

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  • 2 impromptu — IMPROMPTÚ, impromptuuri, s.n. Compoziţie muzicală instrumentală cu caracter de improvizaţie şi de obicei lirică, agitată. [pr.: empromtü] – Din fr. impromptü. Trimis de gall, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  impromptú s. n., art. impromptúul (sil. ptu …

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  • 3 Impromptu — Im*promp tu, adv. or a. [F. impromptu, fr. L. in promptu in readiness, at hand; in in + promptus visibility, readiness, from promptus visible, ready. See {Prompt}.] Offhand; without previous study; extemporaneous; extempore; as, an impromptu… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 impromptu — [im prämp′to͞o΄] adj., adv. [Fr < L in promptu, in readiness < in, in + promptu, abl. of promptus, readiness < promptus, brought out, ready, PROMPT] without preparation or advance thought; offhand n. an impromptu speech, performance, etc …

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  • 5 impromptu — 1660s (adv.), 1764 (adj.), from Fr. impromptu (1650s), from L. in promptu in readiness, from assimilated form of in into, in, on, upon (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + promptu, ablative of promptus readiness, from pp. of promere to bring out, from pro… …

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  • 6 Impromptu — Im*promp tu, n. 1. Something made or done offhand, at the moment, or without previous study; an extemporaneous composition, address, or remark. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) A piece composed or played at first thought; a composition in the style of an …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Impromptu — (fr., spr Ängprongtüh), 1) etwas, womit man bereits fertig ist, was man sogleich hervorholen kann; 2) (Stegreifwitz), eitle unvorbereitete, im Augenblick geschaffene witzige Äußerung, sowohl in einem einzelnen treffenden Wort (Bon mot) od. in… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 8 Impromptu — (franz., spr. ängpongptii), v. lat. in promptu, »in Bereitschaft«, etwas ohne Vorbereitung, aus dem Stegreif Gemachtes, besonders ein Gedicht, eine Rede u. dgl.; in der Musik eine wohl zuerst von Franz Schubert gebrauchte, seither sehr beliebt… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 9 Impromptu — (frz., spr. ängprongtüh), sinnreicher, unvorbereiteter Ausspruch, Stegreifwitz; auch kurzes Tonstück in Liedform meist nur für Klavier …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 10 Impromptu — (frz. ängprongtüh), vom lat. in promptu, bei der Hand), witzige Dichtungsweise aus dem Stegreife, wobei epigrammatische Kürze ein Haupterforderniß ist; ohne besonderen poet. Werth, weil hauptsächlich zur geselligen Unterhaltung dienend …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 11 impromptu — index impulsive (rash), spontaneous, unexpected, unpremeditated Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 12 Impromptu — Impromptu,das:⇨Improvisation …

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  • 13 impromptu — (izg. empromtȋ) m DEFINICIJA glazb. kraća instrumentalna kompozicija, najčešće klavirska, slobodne forme i improvizacijskog karaktera ETIMOLOGIJA fr.: bez pripreme ← lat. in promptu: nadohvat ruke …

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  • 14 impromptu — unpremeditated, offhand, improvised, *extemporaneous, extempore, extemporary Analogous words: *spontaneous, impulsive: ready, prompt, *quick, apt Contrasted words: considered, premeditated, *deliberate, studied, designed, advised: finished, * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 15 impromptu — as a noun meaning ‘an extempore speech or performance’ or ‘a short piece of instrumental music’, has the plural form impromptus …

    Modern English usage

  • 16 impromptu — [adj/adv] unrehearsed, improvised ad lib*, dashed off, extemporaneous, extempore, extemporized, fake, faked, improv*, improviso, offhand, off the cuff*, played by ear*, shot from the hip*, spontaneous, spur of the moment, thrown off*, tossed off* …

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  • 17 impromptu — (Del lat. in promptu, de pronto). m. Composición musical que improvisa el ejecutante y, por ext., la que se compone sin plan preconcebido …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 18 impromptu — ► ADJECTIVE & ADVERB ▪ unplanned or unrehearsed. ► NOUN (pl. impromptus) ▪ a short piece of instrumental music, especially a solo, reminiscent of an improvisation. ORIGIN from Latin in promptu in readiness …

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  • 19 impromptu — (in pron ptu) s. m. 1°   Tout ce qui se fait sur le champ et sans préparation. Ce concert était un impromptu. •   Madame, le mariage en impromptu étonne l innocence, mais ne l afflige pas, MARIVAUX l Épreuve, sc. 14.    Fig. •   Ses gestes et ses …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 20 Impromptu — An impromptu (loosely meaning offhand ) is a free form musical composition with the character of an improvisation, usually for a solo instrument, such as piano.The first recorded use of the spouse impromptu in this sense occurred in 1817, in the… …

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