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- n. Alternative form of improvisatore.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who composes and sings or recites rhymes and short poems extemporaneously.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as improvisator.
The poem is thus supposed to have been Shelley's attempt at improvisation, if not indeed a translation from the Italian of the 'improvvisatore'
Monti, in fact, was always an _improvvisatore_, and the subjects which events cast in his way were like the themes which the improvvisatore receives from his audience.
His poems fill many volumes; and all display the ease, perspicuity, and obvious beauty of the improvvisatore.
Louis XVI, though decked in epic dignity, was something that touched and interested the age; and Bonaparte, even in pagan apotheosis, was so positive a subject that the improvvisatore acquired a sort of truth and sincerity in celebrating him.
He had never wondered at the powers of the improvvisatore.
He was an _improvvisatore_, composed verses on the incidents that occurred as they travelled along, and sang them with an accompaniment on an instrument called the _sansa_, which had nine iron keys and a calabash for a sounding-board.
One singular fact with respect to this mysterious dialect is, that it possesses no written nor printed books older than two centuries since; and no alphabet has been discovered belonging to it; consequently it has no literature; but it has preserved many songs and ballads, some of great delicacy and beauty; and its _improvvisatore_, by profession, are as fruitful as the Italians.
Forsyth, enters in the web of every improvvisatore, and assists the poet both with rhymes and ideas.
It is seldom that an improvvisatore attempts to recite without the assistance of music.
He was of Rome; a surgeon by profession, a poet by choice, and one who was something of an improvvisatore.
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