ad-libbed ad-libbed

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) with little or no preparation or forethought
  2. (v) perform without preparation
  3. (n) remark made spontaneously without prior preparation
  4. (adj) said or done without having been planned or written in advance

Usage(s):

  1. Mayor Abraham Beame, assuming, like many citizens, that a fuse had blown, ad-libbed a quip during a campaign speech at the Co-op City Traditional Synagogue in The Bronx.
  2. Even as it ad-libbed adjustments, the West, led by President Clinton, put on a brave face, insisting the alliance's unity, patience and determination would not crack.
  3. Having botched two jump combinations already, Bowman ad-libbed the remainder of his performance, throwing in unplanned jumps in a frenetic attempt to boost his standings.

News

  1. Edward Lee's new cookbook delves into the heart of the matter

    The last time Edward Lee was in town, he took part in the Charleston Wine + Food Festival's Waffle House Smackdown and brought the house down with his ad-libbed line cook repartee with Chef Mike Lata.
    on August 28, 2013     Source: Charleston City Paper

  2. Volunteer Holds On To 'I Have A Dream' Speech For 50 Years [VIDEO & GALLERY]

    The words "I have a dream" are nowhere to be found on the script of his historic speech. That part was ad-libbed.
    on August 28, 2013     Source: WCTV Tallahassee

Quotes

  1. "Everyone thought that we were so smart and clever. The truth is, it was a book shelf," Huckabee said. "We hurriedly put the spot together. It wasn't scripted. I ad-libbed the spot. It was done at the end of a long taping day, and really kind...
    on Dec 23, 2007 By: Mike Huckabee Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "A lot of that is ad-libbed ...... that was her stuff coming out," Perry says. "She brought everything that she had experienced in life to that role."
    on Oct 11, 2007 By: Tyler Perry Source: Jam! Showbiz

  3. "They played a fantastic road game," said Senators centre Bryan Smolinski. "We kind of ad-libbed and got away from our game and we saw the result."
    on Nov 15, 2005 By: Bryan Smolinski Source: ESPN

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