Translation of "improvise" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ˈɪm.prə.vaɪz/ us

to invent or make something, such as a speech or a device, at the time when it is needed without already having planned it

I hadn’t prepared a speech so I suddenly had to improvise.
We improvised a mattress from a pile of blankets.

When actors or musicians improvise, they perform without prepared speech or music, making up the play, music, etc. as they perform it.

During certain scenes of the play there isn’t any script and the actors just improvise (the dialogue).

(Translation of “improvise” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ˈimprəvaiz/

to compose and perform (a poem, tune etc) without preparation

Jazz musicians pride themselves on their ability to improvise.
The pianist forgot his music and had to improvise.

to make (something) from materials that happen to be available, often materials that are not normally used for that purpose

They improvised a shelter from branches and blankets.
improvisation noun

a jazz improvisation

(Translation of “improvise” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)