Ad-lib - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌæd ˈlɪb|  American pronunciation of the word ad-lib
Brit.  |adˈlɪb|  British pronunciation of the word ad-lib

noun

- remark made spontaneously without prior preparation

verb

- perform without preparation (syn: extemporise, extemporize, improvise, improvize)

adjective

- with little or no preparation or forethought(syn: extemporaneous, extemporary, extempore, impromptu, off-the-cuff, offhand, offhanded, unrehearsed)
- said or done without having been planned or written in advance(syn: spontaneous, unwritten)

Examples

I never use a script; I just ad lib the whole programme.

his ad-libs got him in trouble with the politicians

his ad-lib comments showed poor judgment

he made a few ad-lib remarks

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