extemporise

extemporise
[c]/əkˈstɛmpəraɪz/ (say uhk'stempuhruyz), /ɛk-/ (say ek-)

verb (extemporised, extemporising)
verb (i)
1. to speak extempore.
2. to sing, or play an instrument, composing the music as one proceeds; improvise.
3. to adopt a course of action on the spur of the moment, in response to an unforeseen condition; improvise: *Obviously extemporising, Mr Ponting, rising hurriedly, left the room. –ethel anderson, 1956.
verb (t)
4. to make or devise for the occasion.
5. Music to compose while playing; improvise.
Also, extemporize. –extemporisation /əkstɛmpəraɪˈzeɪʃən/ (say uhkstempuhruy'zayshuhn), /ɛk-/ (say ek-), noun
extemporiser, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

См. также в других словарях:

  • extemporise — (Brit.) v. do something (i.e. sing, perform, speak) without advance preparation, improvise (also extemporize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • extemporise — British variant of extemporize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • extemporise — UK [ɪkˈstempəraɪz] / US [ɪkˈstempəˌraɪz] extemporize …   English dictionary

  • extemporise — verb perform without preparation he extemporized a speech at the wedding • Syn: ↑improvise, ↑improvize, ↑ad lib, ↑extemporize • Derivationally related forms: ↑extemporisation, ↑extemporization …   Useful english dictionary

  • extemporised — extemporise (Brit.) v. do something (i.e. sing, perform, speak) without advance preparation, improvise (also extemporize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • extemporises — extemporise (Brit.) v. do something (i.e. sing, perform, speak) without advance preparation, improvise (also extemporize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • extemporising — extemporise (Brit.) v. do something (i.e. sing, perform, speak) without advance preparation, improvise (also extemporize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ad-lib — I noun remark made spontaneously without prior preparation his ad libs got him in trouble with the politicians • Hypernyms: ↑remark, ↑comment, ↑input II verb perform without preparation he extemporized a spee …   Useful english dictionary

  • improvize — verb perform without preparation he extemporized a speech at the wedding • Syn: ↑improvise, ↑ad lib, ↑extemporize, ↑extemporise • Derivationally related forms: ↑extemporisation (for …   Useful english dictionary


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