- a brown-speckled European lark, Alauda arvensis, famed for its melodious song.
- to frolic; sport: The children were skylarking on the beach.
Origin of skylark
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While Skylark is away, in the countryside, they chance upon a vitality that has evaded them for too many years.3 Must-Read Novels
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It is in the brain that the poppy is red, that the apple is odorous, that the skylark sings.De Profundis
But of all his poems, the most popular, and deservedly so, is the Skylark.A Dish Of Orts
The Skylark set off at as high an altitude as the Osnomians could stand.
Seaton turned to the Skylark, motioning to Crane to open the door.
Say, why don't you build a bus like the Skylark, and blow Mardonale off the map?
- an Old World lark, Alauda arvensis, noted for singing while hovering at a great height
- any of various Australian larks
- (intr) informal to romp or play jokes
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Word Origin and History for skylark
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