improvisation Robert Iscove: Those kids made up that freestyle rap scene!
In paying tribute to the fallen Martin Luther King, he proved that improvisation can trump political calculation.
All the ideas had been talked about for years, but improvisation, not ideology, was the engine of the First New Deal.
Economic policy has been an improvisation, with no evidence of a serious plan or medium-term expenditure framework.
With the “11” thing, it just came out of improvisation—same with Stonehenge.
The King requested the improvisation of a fugue in six parts, which the master did to the astonishment of all present.
His knack of improvisation he at all times exercised freely.
Indeed, what melody, unless it be a reminiscence, is not an improvisation?
The one way in which he certainly did not produce literature was by improvisation.
His second stream of improvisation had a still more powerful effect, and the audience again tumultuously recalled him.
mid-15c., "unforeseen happening;" 1786 as "act of improvising musically," from French improvisation, from improviser "compose or say extemporaneously," from Italian improvvisare, from improvviso "unforeseen, unprepared," from Latin improvisus "not foreseen, unforeseen, unexpected," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + provisus "foreseen," also "provided," past participle of providere "foresee, provide" (see provide).