Ask Difference

Impromptu vs. Improvised — What's the Difference?

Impromptu vs. Improvised — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Impromptu and Improvised

ADVERTISEMENT

Compare with Definitions

Impromptu

An impromptu (, French: [ɛ̃pʁɔ̃pty], loosely meaning "offhand") is a free-form musical composition with the character of an ex tempore improvisation as if prompted by the spirit of the moment, usually for a solo instrument, such as piano. According to Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung, Johann Baptist Cramer began publishing piano pieces under the (sub-)title of "impromptu." (AMZ, Mar.
Jun 02, 2022

Improvised

To make, compose, or perform with little or no preparation
Improvise a solution to the problem.
Improvise variations on a melody.
Jun 02, 2022

Impromptu

Prompted by the occasion rather than being planned in advance
An impromptu party.
Jun 02, 2022

Improvised

To make or provide from available materials
Improvised a dinner from what I found in the refrigerator.
Jun 02, 2022

Impromptu

Spoken, performed, done, or composed with little or no preparation; extemporaneous
A few impromptu remarks.
Jun 02, 2022
ADVERTISEMENT

Improvised

To make, compose, or perform something extemporaneously.
Jun 02, 2022

Impromptu

With little or no preparation; extemporaneously.
Jun 02, 2022

Improvised

To make do with whatever materials are at hand
There isn't much in the cabin. We'll just have to improvise.
Jun 02, 2022

Impromptu

Something, such as a speech, that is made or done extemporaneously.
Jun 02, 2022

Improvised

Created by improvisation; impromptu; unrehearsed.
Jun 02, 2022

Impromptu

(Music) A short composition, especially for the piano, performed in an offhand or extemporized style.
Jun 02, 2022

Improvised

Simple past tense and past participle of improvise
Jun 02, 2022

Impromptu

Improvised; without prior preparation, planning or rehearsal.
The party began with an impromptu rendition of 'Happy Birthday'.
An impromptu speech
Jun 02, 2022

Improvised

Done or made using whatever is available;
Crossed the river on improvised bridges
The survivors used jury-rigged fishing gear
The rock served as a makeshift hammer
Jun 02, 2022

Impromptu

(music) A short musical composition for an informal occasion often with the character of improvisation and usually to be played solo.
Jun 02, 2022

Impromptu

(by extension) Any composition, musical or otherwise, that is created on the spot without preparation.
Jun 02, 2022

Impromptu

Offhand; without previous study; extemporaneous; extempore; as, an impromptu verse.
Jun 02, 2022

Impromptu

Something made or done offhand, at the moment, or without previous study; an extemporaneous composition, address, or remark.
Jun 02, 2022

Impromptu

A piece composed or played at first thought; a composition in the style of an extempore piece.
Jun 02, 2022

Impromptu

An extemporaneous speech or remark;
A witty impromptu must not sound premeditated
Jun 02, 2022

Impromptu

A short musical passage that seems to have been made spontaneously without advance preparation
Jun 02, 2022

Impromptu

With little or no preparation or forethought;
His ad-lib comments showed poor judgment
An extemporaneous piano recital
An extemporary lecture
An extempore skit
An impromptu speech
Offhand excuses
Trying to sound offhanded and reassuring
An off-the-cuff toast
A few unrehearsed comments
Jun 02, 2022

Impromptu

Without advance preparation;
He spoke ad lib
Jun 02, 2022

Share Your Discovery

Share via Social Media
Embed This Content
Embed Code
Share Directly via Messenger
Link

Popular Comparisons

Featured Comparisons

Trending Comparisons

New Comparisons

Trending Terms