- 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
Related Words for skylarkinghorseplay, trick, lark, antic, gag, spoof, escapade, frolic, cavort, gambol, prance, rollick, fancy, whim, sport, rib, levity, caper, tomfoolery, play
Examples from the Web for skylarking
Historical Examples of skylarking
"I—er—I imagined some of the students were skylarking," faltered the assistant.Dave Porter and His Rivals
“You were skylarking then, my lad, and the ship was not pitching and tumbling about as she now is,” he said.Paddy Finn
W. H. G. Kingston
Now, you youngsters, what are you skylarking away there for?Sunshine Bill
W H G Kingston
They set off on their ramble, Tom and Gerald, and the other youngsters, skylarking as usual.The Three Lieutenants
Here, Chunky, take this new hand alongside of you, and see that there is no skylarking.Down the Slope
- 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