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ad–lib

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verb \ˈad-ˈlib\

Definition of ad–lib

ad–libbed

ad–libbing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to deliver spontaneously

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to improvise especially lines or a speech

ad–lib

noun

Origin and Etymology of ad–lib

ad lib


First Known Use: 1919


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ad–lib

adjective

Definition of ad–lib

  1. :  spoken, composed, or performed without preparation

1935

First Known Use of ad–lib

1935


AD–LIB Defined for English Language Learners

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ad–lib

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verb \ˈad-ˈlib\

Definition of ad–lib for English Language Learners

  • : to make up words or music in a performance instead of saying or playing something that has been planned


AD–LIB Defined for Kids

ad–lib

play
verb \ˈad-ˈlib\

Definition of ad–lib for Students

ad–libbed

ad–libbing

  1. :  to make up something and especially music or spoken lines during a performance :  improvise


Medical Dictionary

ad–lib

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adjective \(ˈ)ad-ˈlib\

Medical Definition of ad–lib

  1. :  made or done spontaneously :  not controlled by a schedule <ad–lib feeding of animals>


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of ad–lib


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