skylark

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1sky·lark

noun \ˈskī-ˌlärk\

: a small bird of Europe, Asia, and northern Africa that sings while it flies

Full Definition of SKYLARK

1
:  a common largely brown Old World lark (Alauda arvensis) noted for its song especially as uttered in flight
2
:  any of various birds resembling the skylark

First Known Use of SKYLARK

1686

2skylark

intransitive verb

Definition of SKYLARK

1
:  to run up and down the rigging of a ship in sport
2
:  frolic, sport
sky·lark·er noun

Examples of SKYLARK

  1. <couldn't resist the temptation to skylark as commencement ceremonies came to a close>
  2. <he spends his time joking and skylarking, but his brother is serious and industrious>

First Known Use of SKYLARK

1809

skylark

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Species (Alauda arvensis) of Old World lark particularly noted for its rich, sustained song and for singing in the air. It is about 7 in. (18 cm) long, with brown upper parts streaked with black and buffish white underparts. It breeds across Europe and has been introduced into Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, and British Columbia.

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