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Ad Lib

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Adverb

1. ad lib, ad libitum, impromptu, spontaneously

without advance preparation

Example Sentences:
'he spoke ad lib'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Ad Lib

see synonyms of ad lib
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

see synonyms of ad lib
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

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Ad Lib

see synonyms of ad lib
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.
adv.
In an unrestrained manner; spontaneously.

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