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extemporize Syllabification: ex·tem·po·rize
Pronunciation: /ikˈstempəˌrīz/

Definition of extemporize in English:


[no object]
Compose, perform, or produce something such as music or a speech without preparation; improvise: he extemporized at the piano [with object]: she was extemporizing touching melodies


Pronunciation: /ikˌstempərəˈzāSHən/ /ekˌstempərəˈzāSHən/ /ikˌstempəˌrīˈzāSHən/ /ekˌstempəˌrīˈzāSHən/
Example sentences
  • At the premiere Handel gave an organ extemporisation on the fugal subject taken up by the choir.
  • These tunes go back to the very heart of extemporisation; the very root of Jazz itself.
  • Dickens, writing serially to the month as he did, clearly left much to his powers of extemporization.
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