Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An individual who recites impromptu verse, as from a song or poem.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See improvvisatore.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as improvisator.

Etymologies

Italian improvvisatore. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As I drove along I saw a small crowd at one of the street corners -- a gesticulating, laughing crowd, listening to an "improvisatore" or wandering poet -- a plump-looking fellow who had all the rhymes of

    Vendetta: a story of one forgotten

  • In the figure of the beautiful, flamboyant poet and improvisatore Corinne, de Staël created a fictional character who became an international symbol of Romanticism, quite as much as Goethe's Werther or Byron's Corsair.

    The Great de Staël

  • He was ecstatic, unmeasured, a reckless improvisatore.

    Henrik Ibsen

  • The camp-fires were lighted; and round them — eating, reposing, talking, looking at the merry steps of the dancing-girls, or listening to the stories of some Dhol Baut (or Indian improvisatore) were thousands of dusky soldiery.

    Burlesques

  • Italian rabble, in another the improvisatore, by the pathos of his story, and the persuasive sensibility of his strains, was holding the attention of his auditors, as in the bands of magic.

    The Italian

  • The Italian, with her glibness of tongue and ready fund of anecdote, was transformed in her imaginative mind into a veritable improvisatore.

    Mae Madden

  • Antonio Malatesti was a man of mark in his time, being distinguished for his talent as an improvisatore.

    Notes and Queries, Number 40, August 3, 1850

  • The whole party was bidden to her christening a month later, and Edward Lysaght, equally famous as a lawyer and an improvisatore, undertook to make the necessary vows in her name.

    Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century

  • The gentler sort have either been scared by the improvisatore warblings of

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 379, May, 1847

  • It is no novel, but a poetical essay, fantastically conceived and executed with the _sans gêne_ of an improvisatore.

    Famous Women: George Sand

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