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ad lib

Pronunciation: /ˈædˈlɪb/

Translation of ad lib in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-bb-)

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-bb-)


  • improvisando they played ad lib tocaron improvisando


  • improvisado

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