skylark

[ skahy-lahrk ]
/ ˈskaɪˌlɑrk /

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. skyhome,
  2. skyhook,
  3. skyjack,
  4. skyjacking,
  5. skylab,
  6. skylight,
  7. skylight filter,
  8. skylighted,
  9. skyline,
  10. skylit

Origin of skylark

First recorded in 1680–90; sky + lark1

Related formssky·lark·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for skylarker

skylark

/ (ˈskaɪˌlɑːk) /

noun

an Old World lark, Alauda arvensis, noted for singing while hovering at a great height
any of various Australian larks

verb

(intr) informal to romp or play jokes
Derived Formsskylarker, noun

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