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improvvisatrice

Definitions

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  • n. Alternative form of improvisatrice.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A female improvvisatore.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A woman who improvises.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The improvvisatrice nodded assent, and after a short prelude broke forth into a wild and varied strain of verse, in a voice so exquisitely sweet, with a taste so accurate, and a feeling so deep that the poetry sounded to the enchanted listeners like the language that Armida might have uttered.

    Ernest Maltravers — Volume 03

  • She still, however, exercised in private her fascinating art; to which -- for she was a woman of singular accomplishment and talent -- she added the gift of the improvvisatrice.

    Ernest Maltravers — Volume 03

  • But both the Italians and the Englishman felt the entertainment would be incomplete without hearing the celebrated vocalist and improvvisatrice who presided over the little banquet; and Madame de Montaigne, with a woman's tact, divined the general wish, and anticipated the request that was sure to be made.

    Ernest Maltravers — Volume 03

Comments

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  • Just smush them together and make a W.

    November 29, 2007

  • Dunno. Standard Italian has it with two 'v's. As a loanword it looks like a 'v' too many in English. Anybody need a spare 'v'?

    November 29, 2007

  • This is an intriguing creation... I wonder why there are two V's in it? Could it be improvisatrice just as easily?

    November 29, 2007