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Definition of the verb Ad-Libbed

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  1. past of ad-lib

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Google previewHeinemann English Dictionary (2001)

by Martin Manser

ad-lib verb (ad-libs; ad-libbing; ad-libbed) to improvise. [Latin ad libitum at pleasure] adman >AD. administer verb 1 to manage or have charge of: The park is administered by the local council. 2 to give or apply: The doctor administered first aid ...

Google previewAdvanced Learners' Dictionary (1998)

by Martin H. Manser, Turton, Nigel D. Turton

vb ad-libbed; ad-libbing speak or sing spontaneously and without preparation. • adj spoken, performed, etc. , without preparation. < short for Latin ad libitum according to pleasure. admin ( 'xdrnin) n ...

Google previewOxford English Mini Dictionary (2013)

by Charlotte Buxton

(ad-libbing, ad-libbed) speak without preparing first. adv. & adj. spoken without preparation. administer v.

Google previewSchool Dictionary (1995)

by C. M. Schwarz

ad-lib verb (past tense ad-libbed) to speak without plan or preparation. - adjective without preparation. administer verb to manage or govern; to carry out ( the ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

devise, extemporize, invent, jam, wing improvised: ad-libbed, extemporaneous, extemporary, extempore, impromptu, makeshift, offhand, off- the-cuff, spontaneous, tempotary, unrehearsed improvised musical passage: cadenza improvised ...

Google previewMotown Encyclopedia (2014)

by Graham Betts

ad-libbed into a quick rendition of Merrily We Roll Along. On the recording, as the song drew to a close and the MC called for one more round of applause for Little Stevie Wonder, the youngster bounded back on stage and carried on playing ...

Google previewWebster's New World Dictionary (2003)

by Michael Agnes

an ad-libbed remark: also ad lib — adj. spoken or done extemporaneously — adv. extemporaneously: also ad lib adm or admin abbrev.

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Vampire (2011)

The Living Dead in Myth, Legend, and Popular Culture by S. T. Joshi

Lead vampire slayer Jack Crow, as portrayed by James Woods in a cigar- chomping macho style worthy of the late Lee Marvin, utters many of the funniest, and often ad-libbed, lines. The film's plot revolves around “first and most powerful ” ...

Google previewThe Pocket Webster School & Office Dictionary (1990)


an ad-libbed statement or comment: adv. [Informal], at one's pleasure.

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