improvvisatore love

Definitions

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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.

Etymologies

Italian (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The poem is thus supposed to have been Shelley's attempt at improvisation, if not indeed a translation from the Italian of the 'improvvisatore'

    Proserpine and Midas

  • 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.

    Modern Italian Poets Essays and Versions

  • His poems fill many volumes; and all display the ease, perspicuity, and obvious beauty of the improvvisatore.

    Modern Italian Poets Essays and Versions

  • 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.

    Modern Italian Poets Essays and Versions

  • He had never wondered at the powers of the improvvisatore.

    Warlock o' Glenwarlock

  • 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.

    Black Ivory

  • 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.

    Béarn and the Pyrenees A Legendary Tour to the Country of Henri Quatre

  • Forsyth, enters in the web of every improvvisatore, and assists the poet both with rhymes and ideas.

    The Diary of an Ennuyée

  • It is seldom that an improvvisatore attempts to recite without the assistance of music.

    The Diary of an Ennuyée

  • He was of Rome; a surgeon by profession, a poet by choice, and one who was something of an improvvisatore.

    Tales of a Traveller

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