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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.
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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.
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.
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.