ad-lib


ad-lib
noun
remark made spontaneously without prior preparation
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his ad-libs got him in trouble with the politicians

Hypernyms: ↑remark, ↑comment, ↑input
verb
perform without preparation
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he extemporized a speech at the wedding

Syn: ↑improvise, ↑improvize, ↑extemporize, ↑extemporise
Derivationally related forms: ↑extemporisation (for: ↑extemporise), ↑extemporization (for: ↑extemporize), ↑improvisation (for: ↑improvise)
Hypernyms: ↑perform, ↑execute, ↑do
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s something

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They will ad-lib the duet

adjective
1. with little or no preparation or forethought (Freq. 1)
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his ad-lib comments showed poor judgment

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an extemporaneous piano recital

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an extemporary lecture

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an extempore skit

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an impromptu speech

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offhand excuses

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trying to sound offhanded and reassuring

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an off-the-cuff toast

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a few unrehearsed comments

Syn:
Similar to: ↑unprepared
2. said or done without having been planned or written in advance
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he made a few ad-lib remarks

Syn: ↑spontaneous, ↑unwritten
Similar to: ↑unscripted
Derivationally related forms: ↑spontaneousness (for: ↑spontaneous)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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