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  1. ad lib

    • IPA[ˌad ˈlib]

    美式

    • adv.
      without previous preparation;(especially as a direction) with free rhythm and expression
    • adj.
      spoken or performed without previous preparation;performed with free rhythm and expression
    • v.
      speak or perform in public without previously preparing one's words
    • n.
      a remark or speech made without previous preparation
    • 釋義

    副詞

    • 1. without previous preparation I spoke ad lib
    • (especially as a direction) with free rhythm and expression he's given the task of interrupting the orchestra, playing ad lib and out of time
    • 2. as much and as often as desired the price includes meals and drinks ad lib

    形容詞

    • 1. spoken or performed without previous preparation an ad-lib commentary
    • performed with free rhythm and expression the last track is an ad lib untitled jam by the whole bunch
    • 2. occurring, used, or distributed as often as necessary or desired the pigs are fed on an ad-lib basis

    動詞

    • 1. speak or perform in public without previously preparing one's words Charles had to ad-lib because he'd forgotten his script

    名詞

    • 1. a remark or speech made without previous preparation he came up with an apt ad lib
    • 更多解釋
    • IPA[adˈlɪb]

    英式

    • adv.
      without previous preparation: I spoke ad lib
    • adj.
      spoken or performed without previous preparation: an ad-lib commentary
    • v.
      speak or perform in public without previously preparing one's words: Charles had to ad-lib because he'd forgotten his script
    • n.
      a remark or speech made without previous preparation: he came up with an apt ad lib

    Oxford Dictionary