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  • noun Plural form of adlib.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of adlib.


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  • But by the end of the first reading, his enthusiasm had shot up and Sanbatch, in this strange fable of a dying community centred round an old man living in the woods, became one of Mick's greatest performances, with some of his greatest adlibs.

    Mick Lally obituary

  • Hot Garbage: Jim Jones & NOE's Jay-Z impression down to the biting the way he does adlibs & overdubs.

    What's New In Dart's iPod #105 AKA 41 Days Left...

  • That middle eight is just amazing - they were always good at that - and the broken down chorus that follows with its dark, almost menacing, beats and Keisha's adlibs - we love Keisha's adlibs - are enough to break this listeners heard, knowing we will never get an album of it ever again.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • All adlibs and jokes not included above were caught on the camera so maybe I'll try and upload a small amount of footage for you later.

    tequilamonky Diary Entry

  • BALTHAZAR: And my sources tell me that she didn ` t actually write it, she just put together a series of adlibs.

    CNN Transcript Nov 12, 2009

  • When a narrator skips a line or adlibs I'm usually the only person to know.

    Quill Awards Bathe in Southern Voices

  • His droll humor surfaced as adlibs in the 71 movies where he starred but seldom learned the script; in his numerous nationwide radio commentaries and in the Ziegfeld Follies where he chatted nightly with New York audiences for a decade.

    Will Rogers: American political humorist

  • They did overdubs and adlibs in unison and that was about it, fans heard the album and noticed the difference.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • They did overdubs and adlibs in unison and that was about it, fans heard the album and noticed the difference.

    Pressure Busts Pipes AKA Shorty/Dude Should Go Solo

  • It could be the weird faces that the guitary one pulls when he sings, or the way that the non-guitary one punches the air, yelps random adlibs and mispronounces every single thing that he sings.

    X Factor Final Betting Odds – Shayne Ward Odds


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