on the spur of the moment; without premeditation or preparation; offhand: Questions were asked extempore from the floor.
without notes: to speak extempore.
(of musical performance) by improvisation.
- non·ex·tem·po·re, adverb, adjective
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How to use extempore in a sentence
Never having known, before, how to roast an egg, I did not regret this lesson in the art of extempore cookery.
He spoke extempore and admirably, and could go on for a long time in that deep, appealing voice which had struck us to the soul.Z. Marcas | Honore de Balzac
Carpenters were at work converting the library into an extempore theatre.Frank Fairlegh | Frank E. Smedley
Carlyle had no faith in rapid writing of any sort, any more than Daniel Webster had in extempore speaking.Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIII | John Lord
Prince Albert was present, and made a very sensible and pertinent extempore speech.
British Dictionary definitions for extempore
without planning or preparation; impromptu
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