extempore

[ik-stem-puh-ree]
adverb
1.
on the spur of the moment; without premeditation or preparation; offhand: Questions were asked extempore from the floor.
2.
without notes: to speak extempore.
3.
(of musical performance) by improvisation.
adjective
4.
extemporaneous; impromptu.

Origin:
1545–55; < Latin: literally, out of the time, at the moment, equivalent to ex out of (see ex-1) + tempore the time (ablative singular of tempus)

nonextempore, adverb, adjective


4. See extemporaneous.
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extempore (ɪkˈstɛmpərɪ)
 
adv, —adj
without planning or preparation; impromptu
 
[C16: from Latin ex tempore instantaneously, from ex-1 out of + tempus time]

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extempore
1550s (adv.), 1630s (n.), from L. phrase ex tempore "offhand, in accordance with (the needs of) the moment," lit. "out of time," from ex- "out of" + tempore, abl. of tempus (gen. temporis) "time." Of speaking, strictly "without preparation, without time to prepare," but now often with a sense merely
of "without notes or a teleprompter." Related: Extemporize (1717) "to speak ex tempore;" extemporizing.
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Example sentences
On the other hand, she zealously urged on their project of an extempore play.
They are excellent examples of the low life comedy that grew out of the part of the extempore clown in earlier interludes.
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