from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who improvises.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who improvises.
- n. An improvvisatore.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An improviser, or improvvisatore.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who improvises; an improviser.
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A guild of musicians with the chops to tell Parker—the most protean improvisator of the bebop era—to come back when he's ready is one tough union.
No feast at any court in those days was complete without this diversion of recitation, when the nation's heroes, or some passage from its greater classics, furnished the theme; or when some improvisator wove a tissue of myth and legend, embroidered with fact, which won its way through confiding ages as historic truth, till the time, growing sophisticated, laid it heroically aside for a curio.
It must reluctantly be confessed that one of the most fascinatingly vital of them all, Alexandre Dumas, is one of the exceptions, born improvisator as he was; yet immense research, it needs hardly be said, went to the making of his enormous library of romance -- even though, it be allowed, that much of that work was done for him by his "disciples."
Being a fantastic, nervous improvisator he is more exposed to radical mistakes.
Johnnie had the tongue of the improvisator, and he loved a listener.
When he dismissed them, the last flash of him was of a smiling, rollicking improvisator, bowing himself over to the applause till his black hair was level with our eyes.
Can no inventor make something to do this -- something to lie in the palm and bring all colours and divisions of colour ready made to the finger tips so that you might put them down in a revelry of colour as unconsciously and freely as the improvisator can use the notes on the piano to express his feeling.
Of other sermons, — and good sermons, — printed and published, many have had an influence almost as restricted and as evanescent as the utterances of the pulpit improvisator.
After reading the whole letter one may hint that Guilbert's own ideas might not serve her very well if she tried to appear as improvisator.
The improvisator was given a theme of which he knew nothing, and on which he discoursed, often brilliantly.
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