Impromptu in a sentence

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Definition of Impromptu

  • Offhand; without previous study; extemporaneous; extempore; as, an impromptu verse.
  • Something made or done offhand, at the moment, or without previous study; an extemporaneous composition, address, or remark.
  • A piece composed or played at first thought; a composition in the style of an extempore piece.
  • an extemporaneous speech or remark
  • a short musical passage that seems to have been made spontaneously without advance preparation
  • without advance preparation

How to use impromptu in a sentence. Impromptu pronunciation.

The boatmen gave an impromptu fete which lasted part of the night, and to witness which an immense crowd covered the shore, testifying the most ardent joy.
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An impromptu plunge, I should call it," answered Harriet smiling.
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The Major cheerfully went on his own way to meet Miss Genie Forbes, with whom he had established a private understanding as to a runaway visit to the Cathedral, to be followed by an impromptu breakfast.
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It was an hour before the recital was finished, and Miss Justine was gayly chatting over the impromptu breakfast, when the details of these last stormy days at Delhi were described.
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The sleepiest and shabbiest of soldiery go wandering about, with the double curse of laziness and poverty, uncouthly wrinkling their misfitting regimentals; the dirtiest of children play with their impromptu toys (pigs and mud) in the feeblest of gutters; and the gauntest of dogs trot in and out of the dullest of archways, in perpetual search of something to eat, which they never seem to find.
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He took charge of the studio, looked after the visitors, explaining this and that, telling how he had discovered the artist and rescued him from obscurity, giving scraps of his history, and presenting little impromptu lectures on art as he had found it.
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Straightway he would begin his artistic career, and having so announced his intention to the sewing-girls in an impromptu operatic aria, he took easel and paints and went down on the towpath to paint his first outdoor picture.
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As he surveyed the impromptu butler, a shade of perplexity spread over his oily face.
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This boy left my care after three weeks and experienced no further difficulty to this day, although he is now 24 years old and engaged in work that necessitates his making impromptu speeches almost every day.
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You know we never venture on impromptu visits, except to you, and our people know where to send.
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Or suppose he was making an offer of his hand and heart, do you think he would declaim a versified proposal to his Amanda, or perhaps write an impromptu on the back of his hat while he knelt before her?
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Strangely, the failure of his impromptu elopement troubled him the least of all.
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Then, when the play was over, there was an impromptu dance, for the theatre was an ANNEXE to the ball-room.
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The leader of the impromptu band raised his baton, rapping for attention.
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The men watched them, or amused themselves in various ways,-some with cockfights and impromptu races; others began at once to gamble on a large flat stone; a group stood about a greased pole and jeered at two rival vaqueros endeavoring to mount it for the sake of the gold piece on the top.
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I was carrying four sacks of patent office books which would weigh about 240 pounds a sack, the sacks were eighteen inches square by four and a half feet long, so I concluded to use these books to make an impromptu bridge.
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It is so applicable," said Howard, "to our present conversation, that I almost think it is an impromptu for my benefit.
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But Sam's reply, which was supposed to be impromptu, actually brought the tears to the eyes of some of us, and he was interrupted every other minute with applause.
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Those were the days when almost every man in Virginia City had fought with pistols either impromptu or premeditated duels.
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Most of them were of the impromptu kind.
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Examples of Impromptu

Example #1
This people, who for thirty years had passed through so many different emotions, and who had celebrated so many victories, showed as much enthusiasm as if it had been their first fete, or a happy change in their destiny.
Example #2
Public buildings, which under other circumstances are remarkable from the darkness of the surrounding houses, were scarcely seen amid this profusion of lights with which public gratitude had lighted every window.
Example #3
Then she glanced sharply out through the rear door of the cabin.
Example #4
Her eyes narrowed as she gazed.
Example #5
I can stand the old Gorgon's dinner," mused the happy adventurer, "after a tete-a-tete with Miss Genie, and as for Francois, I will also waste a bottle of good Cognac on him.
Example #6
The happy butler winked with an acute divination of the Major's purpose and went unsteadily back to the whirlpool of learning.