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ad libitum

[ad lib-i-tuh m; Latin ahd lib-i-too m] /æd ˈlɪb ɪ təm; Latin ɑd ˈlɪb ɪˌtʊm/
adjective, adverb
1.
at one's pleasure.
2.
Music. not obligatory or indispensable.
Abbreviation: ad lib.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705; < Latin
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ad libitum

/ˈlɪbɪtʊm; -təm/
adjective, adverb
1.
(music) (to be performed) at the performer's discretion Often shortened to ad lib
Word Origin
see ad-lib
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