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im promptooh

  • n  an extemporaneous speech or remark
    a witty impromptu must not sound premeditated
  • n  a short musical passage that seems to have been made spontaneously without advance preparation
  • s  with little or no preparation or forethought
    an impromptu speech
  • r  without advance preparation

  • The newest ballet in Manhattan last week started off as relaxed as a picnic, and seemingly just as impromptu.
  • 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.
  • Sometimes impromptu screenings become institutions themselves.
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  • Meryl Streep in PR Newswire (press release)
    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... Steve Price The Australian,25197,22691365-11949,00.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHkij2pz4yxpbFAQRsCXJ-MqWqBJA Nov 1, 2007 50253 67880 impromptu 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...
  • Will Ferrell in United Press International
    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...

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