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What is another word for ad-lib?

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Adjective
Done or performed without prior preparation or thought
“He was perfectly willing to deliver an ad-lib speech but said that he would have to guard himself a little if it were to be publicized widely.”
Adjective
Acting or done without forethought, or having the tendency to do so
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Adjective
Crudely constructed, without regard for refinement
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Adverb
Without prior preparation or thought
“A composition may have internal tempo changes or passages performed ad-lib or with rubato, in which strict tempo gives way to artistic liberty.”
Verb
To do or say something without prior planning or thought
“I suddenly forgot my meticulously planned introduction and I had to quickly ad-lib until my memory returned.”
Verb
(idiomatic) To invent, create, or think of
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Noun
An improvisation, or something done without prior thought or planning
“She got me out of trouble with a brilliant ad-lib.”
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