impromptu impromptu  /ɪm ˈprɑmptu/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an extemporaneous speech or remark
  2. (n) a short musical passage that seems to have been made spontaneously without advance preparation
  3. (adj) with little or no preparation or forethought
  4. (adv) without advance preparation

Usage(s):

  1. At lunchtime, grab a basket from Dean Deluca on the second floor or Whole Foods downstairs, and head into the park for an impromptu picnic.
  2. Sometimes impromptu screenings become institutions themselves.
  3. In New York City's South Bronx, where Jimmy Carter took an impromptu walking tour earlier this month, there have been more than 7,000 fires in the past two years.

News

  1. Brendan Rodgers tells 9-year-old interviewer that Luis Suarez is Liverpool’s ‘naughtiest’ player

    At any given point, Brendan Rodgers is only an impromptu acoustic guitar ballad away from completely turning into David Brent. Nowhere is this more obvious than the latest episode of Liverpool FC's whacky online series 'Kop Kids', in which the … Continue reading ?
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Dirty Tackle via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Top Videos: Impromptu "Bohemian Rhapsody" Singalong, Brian Williams Raps, NBA Stars Read Mean Tweets

    This week, a stadium crowd in London engaged in an impromptu singalong to Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody while waiting for Green Day to take the stage, and NBC News anchor Brian Williams rapped Warren G's Regulate (sort of). NBA stars read mean tweets about themselves on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and PBS Digital Studios put together a compilation of late children's author Maurice Sendak talking about ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: TV Guide

  3. Impromptu U-16 national team dunk contest is one of the best you’ll ever see

    What happens when a group of the world’s most athletic 16-year-old basketball players have time to kill after a practice? Evidently they launch into a spontaneous dunk contest that could rival the best impromptu slam-offs of all-time, if not the best officially sanctioned ones. Continue reading ?
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Prep Rally via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. "One of Kevin Rudd's senior frontbenchers, in an impromptu but nevertheless on-the-record discussion with me, face to face this morning, said that the 'me too' tag will not matter if Labor wins the election because, quote, 'once we get in we'll just...
    on Nov 1, 2007 By: Steve Price Source: The Australian

  2. Streep finished her speech by saying, "It's Mike's grace that makes you feel, when you work with him, like you've been invited to an impromptu gathering of the most interesting, inventive people in town, and somehow, miraculously, you're one of...
    on Jun 11, 2010 By: Meryl Streep Source: PR Newswire (press release)

  3. "I have chosen to schedule this impromptu address at night because, quite frankly, every time I speak during the day, the stock market goes in the crapper. So, sorry, Asian markets," Ferrell as Bush said. "I come to you tonight in the midst...
    on Oct 24, 2008 By: Will Ferrell Source: United Press International

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