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Pronunciation:  im`prâvi'zeyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a performance given extempore without planning or preparation
  2. [n]  an unplanned expedient
  3. [n]  a creation spoken or written or composed extemporaneously (without prior preparation)

IMPROVISATION is a 13 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: extemporisation, extemporization, temporary expedient
 See Also: creation, expedient, performance



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Im*prov`i*sa"tion\, n. [Cf. F. improvisation.]
1. The act or art of composing and rendering music, poetry,
   and the like, extemporaneously; as, improvisation on the

2. That which is improvised; an impromptu.

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