Definitions for improviser

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

im•pro•viseˈɪm prəˌvaɪz(v.)-vised, -vis•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to perform or deliver without previous preparation:

    to improvise a sermon.

    Category: Music and Dance

  2. to compose (verse, music, etc.) on the spur of the moment.

    Category: Music and Dance, Showbiz

  3. to make, provide, or arrange from whatever materials are readily available:

    to improvise dinner.

  4. (v.i.)to compose, utter, execute, or arrange anything extemporaneously.

    Category: Music and Dance, Showbiz

Origin of improvise:

1820–30; It improviso improvised < L imprōvīsus=im-im -2+prōvīsus, ptp. of prōvidēre to provide



  1. improviser(Noun)

    One who improvises.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Improviser(noun)

    one who improvises

Translations for improviser

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to compose and perform (a poem, tune etc) without preparation

The pianist forgot his music and had to improvise.

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