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A.Word.A.Day--ad lib

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This week's theme: words related to repartee.

ad lib (ad LIB) noun

Improvised speech or music.

verb tr.

To perform music, speech, etc. spontaneously.

verb intr.

To improvise.

adjective

Improvised, impromptu.

[From Latin ad libitum (at pleasure).]

See more usage examples of ad lib in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

"From delivery of scripted material to covering slip-ups to ad-libbing, Aznil is probably one of the few in the business who has a sixth sense, comedy wise." Awards: Wide-skrin Disasters at Anugerah; Malay Mail (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia); Aug 28, 2003.

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