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lark

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noun \ˈlärk\

Definition of lark

  1. :  any of a family (Alaudidae) of chiefly Old World ground-dwelling songbirds that are usually brownish in color; especially :  skylark — compare meadowlark



Origin of lark

Middle English laveroc, laverke, from Old English lāwerce; akin to Old High German lērihha lark


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with lark


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lark

noun

Definition of lark

  1. :  a source of or quest for amusement or adventure <thought life was a lark> <entered the race on a lark>



Origin of lark

3lark


First Known Use: circa 1811


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lark

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Definition of lark

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to engage in harmless fun or mischief —often used with about

lark·er noun


Examples of lark

  1. <we would rather lark about in the summer than get part-time jobs>



Origin of lark

probably alteration of lake to frolic


First Known Use: 1813



LARK Defined for Kids

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lark

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noun \ˈlärk\

Definition of lark

  1. :  a usually brownish bird of Europe and Asia that has a pleasant song




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lark

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Definition of lark

  1. :  something done for fun or adventure <She entered the contest on a lark.>





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