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Meaning of EXTEMPORE

Pronunciation:  ik'stempuree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  without prior preparation; "he spoke extemporaneously"
  2. [adj]  with little or no preparation or forethought; "his ad-lib comments showed poor judgment"; "an extemporaneous piano recital"; "an extemporary lecture"; "an extempore skit"; "offhand excuses"; "trying to sound offhanded and reassuring"; "an off-the-cuff toast"; "a few unrehearsed comments"
 

EXTEMPORE is a 9 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: ad-lib, extemporaneous, extemporaneously, extemporarily, extemporary, offhand, offhanded, off-the-cuff, unprepared, unrehearsed
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ex*tem"po*re\, adv. [L. ex out + tempus, temporis,
time. See {Temporal}.]
Without previous study or meditation; without preparation; on
the spur of the moment; suddenly; extemporaneously; as, to
write or speak extempore. --Shak. -- a. Done or performed
extempore. ``Extempore dissertation.'' --Addison. ``Extempore
poetry.'' --Dryden. -- n. Speaking or writing done extempore.
[Obs.] --Bp. Fell.

 

 

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