- to recline or lean in a relaxed, lazy, or indolent manner; lounge: to loll on a sofa.
- to hang loosely; droop; dangle: The dog stood in the heat with his tongue lolling out of his mouth.
- to allow to hang, droop, or dangle.
- the act of lolling.
- a person or thing that lolls.
Origin of loll
Related Words for lolledsprawl, slouch, recline, lounge, loiter, laze, loaf, dangle, droop, relax, slump, lean, sag, drop, hang, rest, flop, idle, dawdle, bum
Examples from the Web for lolled
Contemporary Examples of lolled
Their very posture—the way they loitered and leaned and lolled about—was insolent.The Not-Always-Greatest Generation
July 12, 2013
Parents played with children or lolled under the trees by the Reflecting Pool.March on Washington Anniversary: a Lesson for Change
August 28, 2012
Historical Examples of lolled
Suddenly, Burke dropped the pistol into his pocket, and lolled back in his chair.Within the Law
Facing me in the back seat, they lolled easily and smoked their cigars.Ruggles of Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
He lolled back with the luxury of an utterly saddle-weary man.The Law-Breakers
Sucatash, against the lamp-post, lolled negligently and rolled a cigarette.Louisiana Lou
William West Winter
The breeze that lolled through the church had no right there.In a Little Town
- (intr) to lie, lean, or lounge in a lazy or relaxed manner
- to hang or allow to hang loosely
- an act or instance of lolling
Word Origin for loll
mid-14c., lollen "to lounge idly, hang loosely," perhaps related to Middle Dutch lollen "to doze, mumble," or somehow imitative of rocking or swinging. Specifically of the tongue from 1610s. Related: Lolled; lolling. As a noun, from 1709.