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|part of speech:
||improvised, improvises, improvising
||to make up while one is performing; perform without planning or practice.
The piano player was improvising that beautiful music.
||to make from whatever materials are around.
We improvised a fort out of chairs and blankets.
- similar words:
- patch, rig
||compose, devise, invent
comes from improvviso
, an Italian word that means "not prepared" or "not known in advance."