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skylark

[ skahy-lahrk ]
/ ˈskaɪˌlɑrk /
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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.

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Origin of skylark

First recorded in 1680–90; sky + lark1

OTHER WORDS FROM skylark

skylarker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for skylark

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 forms of skylark

skylarker, noun
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