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ad lib

 (ăd lĭb′)
adv.
In an unrestrained manner; spontaneously.

[Short for ad libitum.]

ad lib

(æd ˈlɪb, ˈæd)
n.
1. something improvised in speech, music, etc.
adv.
2. at one's pleasure; without restriction.
3. freely; as needed.
[1810–20; see ad libitum]

ad-lib

(ædˈlɪb, ˈæd-)

v. -libbed, -lib•bing,
adj. v.t.
1. to improvise all or part of (a speech, a piece of music, etc.).
v.i.
2. to act, speak, etc., without preparation.
adj.
3. impromptu; extemporaneous: ad-lib remarks.
[1915–20, Amer.]
ad-lib′ber, n.

ad lib.

ad libitum.

ad lib

Shortened from ad libitum, a Latin phrase meaning at your pleasure, used to mean spontaneous or improvised.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.ad lib - without advance preparation; "he spoke ad lib"
Translations

ad lib

[ædˈlɪb]
A. ADV [perform, speak] → improvisando; [continue] → a voluntad, a discreción
B. ADJ [production, performance, speech] → improvisado
C. VT [+ music, words etc] → improvisar
D. VI [actor, speaker etc] → improvisar

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