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Synonyms for ad-lib

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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Panto is all about ad-libbing, unexpected happenings on stage, outrageous costumes, wink wink jokes and audience participation and Jack And The Beanstalk has it all, as well as plenty of pops and bangs.
Dan saw it before reading it out and stopped talking, leaving Katie to step in and start ad-libbing.
IMPROVISING - Have I Got News For You veteran Paul Merton will be ad-libbing on stage
He's great about researching the areas we're talking about and ad-libbing some local flavor into the commercials," Stacks said.
I'm ad-libbing the whole of my career and I'm ad-libbing my life.
IRS agents, along with faculty and staff, lead interested groups of students through scenarios that can be described as "financial-crime snack theater": although each act is planned overall, the students are left to deal with ad-libbing and some built-in surprises.
We recommend preparing notes rather than ad-libbing.
As a student of comedy, however, my fascination with the story behind memorable lines has been piqued most often by improvised lines--gems which are hatched at the last minute, usually by an ad-libbing actor.
Cosby, who appeared to be blown away by the ad-libbing trumpeters and saxophonists, grimaced, and feigned blowing in the stratosphere a la Arturo Sandoval.
If the host has to be male, talents we've heard speaking English relatively well and thus can be expected to be more confident than some in ad-libbing in that language include: Edu Manzano, Martin Nievera, Billy Crawford, Audie Gemora, Atom Araullo, Ogie Alcasid, Alfred Vargas, Sam Milby, Mo Twister, Robert Sena, Miguel Faustmann, Leo Rialp, Markki Stroem, Tirso Cruz III, Ronaldo Valdez, Ronnie Ricketts, Bernardo Bernardo, Drew Arellano, Paolo Bediones, Boy Abunda, Marc Abaya, Bodjie Pascua, Jamie Wilson, Jojo Alejar, plus some singers and veejays.
Fortunately for all, no-one was hurt and it was all - very goodhumoured, with a bit of ad-libbing about law suits suddenly thrown into the plot.
I'm much better at ad-libbing for Mrs Overall than for Ria Jones.
IT is one of the most famous lines in UK journalism - but the reporter who said, "I counted them all out and I counted them all back," has revealed he was ad-libbing.
A handful of individuals tried out for Spanish-speaking positions, reading from a script in English and ad-libbing in Spanish.
A little of Madea goes a long way; here she's ad-libbing up a storm in one of the disc's outtakes, now she's teaching viewers how to do the electric slide.