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ad-lib

adjective

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ad-lib

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of ad-lib (Entry 2 of 3)

something that is performed, made, or done without preparation
  • you would never suspect that that stirring speech was an ad-lib

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ad-lib

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of ad-lib (Entry 3 of 3)

to perform, make, or do without preparation
  • had to ad-lib constructing a piñata because she'd never actually seen it being done

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The first known use of ad-lib was in 1791

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“Ad-lib.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ad-lib. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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