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ad lib(ăd lĭb′)
In an unrestrained manner; spontaneously.
[Short for ad libitum.]
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ad lib(æd ˈlɪb, ˈæd)
1. something improvised in speech, music, etc.adv.
2. at one's pleasure; without restriction.
3. freely; as needed.
[1810–20; see ad libitum]
v. -libbed, -lib•bing,
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.
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Shortened from ad libitum, a Latin phrase meaning at your pleasure, used to mean spontaneous or improvised.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
B. ADJ [production, performance, speech] → improvisado
C. VT [+ music, words etc] → improvisar
D. VI [actor, speaker etc] → improvisar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
adv → aus dem Stegreif
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007