- She was quite prepared to speak extempore for an hour, when well in her seventies.
- From a reader of speeches, she started speaking extempore.
- The Prime Minister seemed to be in a very enthusiastic and positive mood as he spoke extempore for about 20 minutes.
Mid 16th century: from Latin ex tempore 'on the spur of the moment' (literally 'out of the time').
This word is from Latin ex tempore ‘on the spur of the moment’ (literally ‘out of the time’).
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