extemporize: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ik-stem'pu-rīz"), [key]
— v., -rized, -riz•ing.
  1. to speak extemporaneously: He can extemporize on any of a number of subjects.
  2. to sing, or play on an instrument, composing the music as one proceeds; improvise.
  3. to do or manage something in a makeshift way.
  1. to make or devise extempore.
  2. to compose offhand; improvise.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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