adjective Etymology: short for improvisation Date: 1978 of, relating to, or being improvisation and especially an improvised comedy routine • improv noun

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  • improv — [im′präv΄] Informal n. 1. improvisation; specif., a skit or act in which the actors improvise a situation 2. the art or technique of doing such improvisations adj. relating to or doing improvisation [an improv course, an improv theater] …   English World dictionary

  • improv — 1970 as colloquial shortening for IMPROVISATION (Cf. improvisation). The New York City comedy club, founded in 1963, was, in full, The Improvisation …   Etymology dictionary

  • improv — [[t]ɪ̱mprɒv[/t]] N UNCOUNT Improv is acting or singing in which someone invents the words or music as they speak. Improv is an abbreviation for improvisation . [INFORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • improv — im|prov [ˈımprɔv US pra:v] n [U] informal improvisation acting, singing, performing etc without preparing what you will say first ▪ comedy improv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • improv — /ˈɪmprɒv/ (say improv) noun → impro …   Australian-English dictionary

  • improv — /im prov/, n. Informal. improvisation. [by shortening] * * * …   Universalium

  • improv — noun a) improvisation b) a form of live entertainment characterized by improvisation and interaction with the audience Syn: impro …   Wiktionary

  • improv — noun another term for impro …   English new terms dictionary

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