“Impromptu”

When you do something “impromptu”, you do it without really preparing or planning for it.

Pronunciation: The first syllable sounds like the “im” in “impossible”, “immovable” and “important”. The “o” in the second syllable “promp” is pronounced like the “o” in “not”, “hot”, and “lot”; while the final “tu” is like the “tu” in “Tuesday”, “tutor” and “tulips”. The stress is on the second syllable, “promp”.

Here are a few examples. *The Minister gave one of his boring impromptu speeches. *We ended up having an impromptu party in class. *Raju claims that he was speaking impromptu.

S. UPENDRAN, The Hindu- KYE March 12, 2002

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