Spoken or done without preparation: [as adjective]: extempore public speaking [as adverb]: he recited the poem extempore
More example sentences
- 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.
on the spot, unpremeditatedly, without preparation, without rehearsal, without planning;
informal off the cuff, on the spur of the moment, off the top of one's head, just like that, at the drop of a hat
mid 16th century: from Latin ex tempore 'on the spur of the moment' (literally 'out of the time').