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ad lib



Pronunciation: (ad lib', ad'), [key]
1. something improvised in speech, music, etc.: Was that joke part of your speech or an ad lib?
2. at one's pleasure; without restriction.
3. freely; as needed; without stint: Water can be given to the patients ad lib.

ad-lib



Pronunciation: (ad lib', ad'-), [key]
v., -libbed, -lib•bing,
adj.


v.t.
to improvise all or part of (a speech, a piece of music, etc.): to ad-lib one's lines.

v.i.
to act, speak, etc., without preparation: Throughout the play he had to ad-lib constantly.

adj.
impromptu; extemporaneous: ad-lib remarks to hecklers.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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