ad libitumad lib·i·tum
Musical Direction at (one's) pleasure; as one pleases: used to indicate that the marked section may be altered in tempo, ornamented, omitted, improvised, etc.
Origin of ad libitumMedieval Latin from Classical Latin ad, at + libitum from libet, it pleases: see love
- Music At the discretion of the performer. Used chiefly as a direction giving license to alter or omit a part.
- Of or relating to a diet in which the amount of food is not restricted.
- Music At the discretion of the performer: repeat ad libitum.
- Without restriction; freely: mice that were fed ad libitum.
Origin of ad libitumLatin ad according to libitum past participle of libēre to please