ad-lib


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improvise

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improvisation

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off the cuff

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Synonyms for ad-lib

to compose or recite without preparation

something improvised

spoken, performed, or composed with little or no preparation or forethought

Synonyms for ad-lib

remark made spontaneously without prior preparation

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perform without preparation

with little or no preparation or forethought

said or done without having been planned or written in advance

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Nicholson's character proceeds to chop a hole in the door, stick his head into the bathroom, and ad-lib, "H-e-e-e-re's Johnny
YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Dynamic 9 Orbit 10 Incas 11 Masseur 12 Ado 13 Emigrant 16 Set piece 17 Gym 19 Go to sea 21 Baron 22 Occur 23 Elegant DOWN: 1 Admiral 2 Anecdote 3 Imps 4 Conserve 5 Able 6 Start 8 Commiserate 13 Exposure 14 Nigerian 15 Amenity 18 Egg on 20 Tick 21 Boer QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Stick insect 8 Fee 9 Ore 11 Lenient 12 Ad-lib 13 Opt 14 Too 15 Unearth 17 Sag 19 Obey 21 Area 23 Orgy 25 Robe 27 Elk 29 Pageant 31 Arc 34 Rye 36 Corgi 37 Own goal 38 Two 39 Art 40 Springboard DOWN: 1 Seep 2 Tent 3 Cleanse 4 In-tray 5 Slant 6 Colt 7 Trio 8 Floss 10 Ebony 16 Hog 18 Gab 20 Bye 22 Rep 24 Run into 25 React 26 Belong 28 Knelt 30 Alibi 32 Rows 33 Crop 34 Roar 35 Yard
I do usually try to prepare a speech for things like this, but I have to admit that the last four lines of my speech were written by BAFTA and I had to ad-lib the rest.
Rachel Buckle is among a growing number of pedigree breeders who have abandoned rearing surplus lambs with bottles and teats and switched to an ad-lib system, which has enabled her lambs to achieve equal performance and returns to those reared naturally.
And well done to 10 year old Dean Aldridge (Bugsy) who had to ad-lib for a few seconds after a slight hitch.
You had Dave Gorman apparently auditioning for Meetings With Remarkable Trees; Barry Cryer, a man who couldn't ad-lib flatulence on an all-bean diet; and Ed Byrne, who has cut his hair off presumably so no-one recognises him from Sam's Game.
Best known for his TV appearances on the TV sport quiz They Think It's All Over as well as The Wright Stuff, Lee will have audiences in fits of laughter with his ad-lib jokes and rants about day-to-day life.
YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS TOF F GURU HEN OPAL AFAR OLE NERO POSSIBLE ENERGY PAN AREAS CLAN WILLIAM HIKE ICE TRITE FIR COGS GODSEND KNOT CORGI ASH NELSON HORNPIPE IONA I DO ALAS COUP SET REPS APSE WEE THINKER Across: 1 Plug, 4 Sling, 7 Torch, 8 Conga, 9 Alter, 10 Motherwell, 14 Umpire, 16 Swathe, 17 Invincible, 22 Lathe, 23 Ad-lib, 25 Riled, 26 Names, 27 Rate.
This time he was the man with no script, but he was less ad-lib, more addled.
The comic was forced to ad-lib and repeat himself several times throughout Monday's filming.
Bill Murray's ad-lib as groundskeeper Carl Spackler got the more famous ``Cinderella story'' line on the AFI list, but this one is for deeper thinkers.
An ad-lib from Hay about two years later changed the name of the show to the Grand Ole Opry, and that began the process that transformed Nashville into Music City USA.
TOOL ORDER 3 Kay has to ad-lib UNIMPRESSIVE Manford HEADLINER JTony Bennett t J STUCK ON 3YOU Princess with Sam Wills FILLING IN J Lloyd Webber SOUND OFF-ECT J Manilow STAR TURN Nicole in good voice
I've been doing the voice stuff and they let me ad-lib a bit.
She's either extremely brave or else she's finally thought up the perfect witty ad-lib to silence anyone who dares mention the words "gastric band".