Done without being planned, organized, or rehearsed: [as adjective]: an impromptu press conference [as adverb]: he spoke impromptu
More example sentences
- I got a phone call announcing impromptu dinner plans, so I decided to join in on that.
- Buoyed by the success of the day, we now plan to hold an impromptu New Year's eve bash here.
- Sure enough, there are bedrooms and a kitchen and even a drum set up in the entrance for impromptu rehearsals.
unrehearsed, unprepared, unscripted, extempore, extemporized, extemporaneous, improvised, spontaneous, unplanned
informal off-the-cuff, offhand, spur-of-the-moment, ad-lib
extempore, spontaneously, extemporaneously, without preparation, without rehearsal
informal off the cuff, off the top of one's head, on the spur of the moment, ad lib
noun (plural impromptus)
Mid 17th century (as an adverb): from French, from Latin in promptu 'in readiness', from promptus (see prompt).
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