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Poetry Definition

An improvised poem e.g. Extempore Effusion upon the Death of James Hogg by Wordsworth. See also impromptu.


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Standard Definition

[adv] without prior preparation; "he spoke extemporaneously"
[adj] with little or no preparation or forethought; "his ad-lib comments showed poor judgment"; "an extemporaneous piano recital"; "an extemporary lecture"; "an extempore skit"; "offhand excuses"; "trying to sound offhanded and reassuring"; "an off-the-cuff toast"; "a few unrehearsed comments"


ad-lib - (2 syllables), extemporaneous - (6 syllables), extemporaneously - (7 syllables), extemporarily - (6 syllables), extemporary - (5 syllables), offhand - (2 syllables), offhanded - (3 syllables), off-the-cuff - (3 syllables), unprepared - (3 syllables), unrehearsed - (3 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\Ex*tem"po*re\, adv. [L. ex out + tempus, temporis, time. See {Temporal}.] Without previous study or meditation; without preparation; on the spur of the moment; suddenly; extemporaneously; as, to write or speak extempore. --Shak. -- a. Done or performed extempore. ``Extempore dissertation.'' --Addison. ``Extempore poetry.'' --Dryden. -- n. Speaking or writing done extempore. [Obs.] --Bp. Fell.