ad lib

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Etymology[edit]

abbreviation of ad libitum, from New Latin ad libitum.

Adverb[edit]

ad lib (comparative more ad lib, superlative most ad lib)

  1. At pleasure.
  2. At will.
  3. To whatever extent.
  4. Extemporaneously.

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Adjective[edit]

ad lib (comparative more ad lib, superlative most ad lib)

  1. Extemporaneous, impromptu.

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Verb[edit]

ad lib (third-person singular simple present ad libs, present participle ad libbing, simple past and past participle ad libbed)

  1. To perform without script.
  2. To perform without preparation.
  3. To perform extemporaneously.
    She ad libbed the rest of the scene.

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