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Ad-lib

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Noun

1. ad-lib

remark made spontaneously without prior preparation

Example Sentences:
'his ad-libs got him in trouble with the politicians'

Verb

2. ad-lib, extemporise, extemporize, improvise, improvize

perform without preparation

Example Sentences:
'he extemporized a speech at the wedding'

Adjective

3. ad-lib, extemporaneous, extemporary, extempore, impromptu, off-the-cuff, offhand, offhanded, unrehearsed

with little or no preparation or forethought

Example Sentences:
'his ad-lib comments showed poor judgment'
'an extemporaneous piano recital'
'an extemporary lecture'
'an extempore skit'
'an impromptu speech'
'offhand excuses'
'trying to sound offhanded and reassuring'
'an off-the-cuff toast'
'a few unrehearsed comments'

4. ad-lib, spontaneous, unwritten

said or done without having been planned or written in advance

Example Sentences:
'he made a few ad-lib remarks'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Ad-lib

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verb -libs, -libbing or -libbed
1. 
to improvise and deliver without preparation (a speech, musical performance, etc)
adjective (ad lib when predicative)
2. 
improvised; impromptu
adverb ad lib
3. 
without restraint; freely
4. music short for ad libitum
noun
5. 
an improvised performance, often humorous

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Ad-lib

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1. 
ad libitum
2.  Pharmacy
as needed
verb transitive, verb intransitiveWord forms: ˌad-ˈlibbed or ˌad-ˈlibbing
1. 
to improvise (words, gestures, etc. not in a prepared speech, script, etc.); extemporize
noun
2. 
the act of ad-libbing or an ad-libbed remark
: also ad lib
adjective
3. 
spoken or done extemporaneously
adverb
4. 
extemporaneously
: also ad lib

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Ad-lib

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v. ad-libbed, ad-lib·bing, ad-libs
v.tr.
To improvise and deliver extemporaneously: ad-lib a comic monologue.
v.intr.
To engage in improvisation, as during delivery of a speech.
n. (ădlĭb)
Words, music, or actions uttered, performed, or carried out extemporaneously.
adj.
Uttered, performed, or carried out spontaneously: heckled the speaker with ad-lib comments.

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