[ 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.

Origin of skylark

First recorded in 1680–90; sky + lark1

Related forms

sky·lark·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for skylarking


/ (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

Derived Forms

skylarker, noun
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