[ skahy-lahrk ]
/ ˈskaɪˌlɑrk /
a brown-speckled European lark, Alauda arvensis, famed for its melodious song.
verb (used without object)
to frolic; sport: The children were skylarking on the beach.
- skylight filter,
Origin of skylark
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/ (ˈskaɪˌlɑːk) /
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
"to frolic or play," 1809, originally nautical, in reference to "wanton play about the rigging, and tops," probably from skylark (n.), influenced by (or from) lark (n.2). Related: Skylarked; skylarking.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper