Definitions for AD LIBæd ˈlɪb, ˈæd

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. ad-lib(adj)

    remark made spontaneously without prior preparation

    "his ad-libs got him in trouble with the politicians"

  2. ad-lib, extemporaneous, extemporary, extempore, impromptu, offhand, offhanded, off-the-cuff, unrehearsed(adj)

    with little or no preparation or forethought

    "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"

  3. ad-lib, spontaneous, unwritten(verb)

    said or done without having been planned or written in advance

    "he made a few ad-lib remarks"

  4. improvise, improvize, ad-lib, extemporize, extemporise(adverb)

    perform without preparation

    "he extemporized a speech at the wedding"

  5. ad lib, ad libitum, spontaneously, impromptu(adverb)

    without advance preparation

    "he spoke ad lib"

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  1. ad lib(Verb)

    To perform without script.

  2. ad lib(Verb)

    To perform without preparation.

  3. ad lib(Verb)

    To perform extemporaneously.

  4. ad lib(Adverb)

    At pleasure.

  5. ad lib(Adverb)

    At will.

  6. ad lib(Adverb)

    To whatever extent.

  7. ad lib(Adverb)

    Extemporaneously.

  8. ad lib(Adjective)

    Extemporaneous, impromptu.

  9. Origin: abbreviation of ad libitum, from New Latin ad libitum.


Translations for AD LIB

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  • improvisieren, beliebig, Herzenslust, nach, improvisiert, unvorbereitetGerman
  • improvisadoSpanish
  • tetszés szerintHungarian
  • à vontade, improvisar, improvisadoPortuguese
  • как угодно, экспромт, сколько угодноRussian
  • พูดกลอนสดThai

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