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im·prov·i·sa·tion

 (ĭm-prŏv′ĭ-zā′shən, ĭm′prə-vĭ-)
n.
1. The act or art of improvising.
2. Something improvised, such as a musical passage or comedic skit.

im·prov′i·sa′tion·al adj.
im·prov′i·sa′tion·al·ly adv.
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improvisation

(ˌɪmprəvaɪˈzeɪʃən)
n
1. the act or an instance of improvising
2. a product of improvising; something improvised
ˌimproviˈsational, improvisatory adj
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im•prov•i•sa•tion

(ɪmˌprɒv əˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌɪm prə və-)

n.
1. an act of improvising.
2. something improvised.
[1780–90]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.improvisation - a creation spoken or written or composed extemporaneously (without prior preparation)
creation - an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone
2.improvisation - an unplanned expedient
expedient - a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one
3.improvisation - a performance given extempore without planning or preparation
performance - the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment; "we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal"; "an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto"
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improvisation

noun
1. invention, spontaneity, ad-libbing, extemporizing Funds were not abundant, and clever improvisation was necessary.
2. ad-lib an improvisation on 'Jingle Bells'
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improvisation

noun
Something improvised:
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Translations
إرْتِجال، إسْتِنْباط على الفَوْر
improvizace
improvisering
rögtönzés
spuni
improvizácia

improvisation

[ˌɪmprəvaɪˈzeɪʃən] N (= act) → improvisación f; (= improvised speech, music) → improvisación f
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improvisation

[ˌɪmprəvaɪˈzeɪʃən] nimprovisation f
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improvisation

nImprovisation f, → Improvisierung f; (object improvised) → Provisorium nt
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improvisation

[ˌɪmprəvaɪˈzeɪʃn] nimprovvisazione f
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improvise

(ˈimprəvaiz) verb
1. to compose and perform (a poem, tune etc) without preparation. The pianist forgot his music and had to improvise.
2. to make (something) from materials that happen to be available, often materials that are not normally used for that purpose. They improvised a shelter from branches and blankets.
ˌimproviˈsation noun
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A range of issues are explored around the transformative nature of music making within these communities: the struggle against human rights inequities and the forms of expression found to give voice to this struggle, juxtaposed with the kind of utopian ideals imagined and supportive relationships enabled in improvisational environments.