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Definition of Improvise


  1. To compose, recite, or sing extemporaneously, especially in verse; to extemporize; also, to play upon an instrument, or to act, extemporaneously.
  2. To bring about, arrange, or make, on a sudden, or without previous preparation.
  3. To invent, or provide, offhand, or on the spur of the moment; as, he improvised a hammer out of a stone.
  4. To produce or render extemporaneous compositions, especially in verse or in music, without previous preparation; hence, to do anything offhand.

Improvise Quotations

In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.
Charles Darwin

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
Sylvia Plath

More of me comes out when I improvise.
Edward Hopper

Life is a lot like jazz... it's best when you improvise.
George Gershwin

When I do an hour-and-a-half show, if I don't improvise 20 minutes worth of new material each night, I feel I've let myself down.
Buddy Hackett
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Improvise Translations

improvise in French is improviser, improvisent, improvisez, improvisons
improvise in German is improvisieren
improvise in Italian is improvvisare
improvise in Spanish is improvisar
improvise in Swedish is prova dig fram

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