how to pronounce improvise


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the above transcription of improvise is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

improvise is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of improvise in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… off guard when he had to improvise over …”

meanings of improvise


  1. To make something up or invent it as one goes on; to proceed guided only by imagination, instinct, and guesswork rather than by a careful plan.

improvise frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word improvise occurs in english on average 1.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics improvise can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that improvise can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to improvise


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