ad-libbing ad-libbing

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. Others thought the ad-libbing increased the informal, chatty air of the talk.
  2. Humphries' audience-participation stunts are inventive, his ad-libbing expert, and his manhandling of the crowd surprisingly free of showbiz smugness.
  3. We've been ad-libbing and improvising together.

News

  • LAUSD students awarded cars, iPads for excellent attendance

    There was an ad-libbing emcee, guests dressed in finery, a couple of acceptance speeches and a clutch of photographers snapping shots of the award-winners. Photo gallery: LAUSD students win cars, iPads for excellent attendance
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Pasadena Star-News

Quotes

  1. "This is a guy who makes stuff up as he goes along, so I can sort of organically justify doing a lot of ad-libbing," said Roday, whose character parlayed a single successful case into a detective agency complete with a beachfront office.
    on Jul 13, 2007 By: James Roday Source: Washington Post

  2. "That's the million-dollar question," Tuberville said. "You're always looking for guys to make a play and break a tackle and go 30 yards downfield. It seems like right now we're so concerned about executing that some people are not ad-libbing...
    on Sep 4, 2007 By: Tommy Tuberville Source: Gatorsports.com

  3. "Once I saw Jack [ad-libbing], I went up to Rob first and then we went up to Jack and we all worked together," says Hayes. "Everything in life is about approach."
    on Dec 30, 2007 By: Sean Hayes Source: Chicago Tribune

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