Definition of impromptu in English:


Line breaks: im|promptu
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈprɒm(p)tjuː

adjective & adverb

noun (plural impromptus)

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  • A short piece of instrumental music, especially a solo, that is reminiscent of an improvisation.


mid 17th century (as an adverb): from French, from Latin in promptu 'in readiness', from promptus (see prompt).

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