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improvisator

[im-prov-uh-zey-ter, im-pruh-vuh-] /ɪmˈprɒv əˌzeɪ tər, ˈɪm prə və-/
noun
1.
a person who improvises; improviser.
Origin of improvisator
1785-1795
1785-95; improvise + -ator; compare Italian improvvisatore
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  • Johnnie had the tongue of the improvisator, and he loved a listener.

    Tiverton Tales Alice Brown
  • In French, they call such a person by a very long name—the improvisator.

    Welsh Fairy Tales William Elliott Griffis
  • Then he began his story with all the earnestness and tragic power of an improvisator of ancient Rome.

    The Empress Josephine Louise Muhlbach

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