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verb (ad-libb, ing)
  1. To improvise all or part of a speech or other performance, especially in comedy.
    • 1998 December 21, The New Yorker,
    • : Hope"s onstage ad-libbing generated more humor and attention than the show"s lacklustre libretto.
    • 2004 March 15, The New Yorker,
    • : I watched Jeb Bush as his brother spoke. He paid attention, grinned and laughed, even ad-libbed when called upon.
Etymology: From ad lib.


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