Definition of improvised in English:


Line breaks: im¦pro|vised
Pronunciation: /ˈɪmprəvʌɪzd


  • 1Created and performed spontaneously or without preparation; impromptu: an improvised short speech
    More example sentences
    • Students are encouraged to progress to developing their own choreography or improvised dance.
    • Learn more about different formations for improvised group dance.
    • Sahni was most impressed with him regaling the passengers with an uncanny ability to hold them with improvised speeches.
  • 1.1Done or made using whatever is available; makeshift: we slept on improvised beds
    More example sentences
    • During the tour the commandos also discovered 320 improvised explosive devices.
    • The welfare state he fashioned in place of classic laissez-faire was largely improvised.
    • There was plenty of food on the improvised tables.

More definitions of improvised

Definition of improvised in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody