ad-lib definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To improvise and provide extemporaneously.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To engage in improvisation, as during delivery of a speech.
  • noun:
    • terms, music, or actions uttered, carried out, or completed extemporaneously.
    • remark made in an instant without previous planning
  • adjective:
    • Uttered, carried out, or carried out spontaneously. See Synonyms at extemporaneous.
    • with little or no preparation or forethought
    • stated or done without having already been in the offing or printed in advance
  • verb:
    • To improvise all or element of a speech or other overall performance, especially in comedy.
    • perform without planning

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