larky

adjective
\ ˈlär-kē How to pronounce larky (audio) \
larkier; larkiest

Definition of larky

1 : given to or ready for larking : sportive
2 : resulting from a lark

Other Words from larky

larkiness \ ˈlär-​kē-​nəs How to pronounce larky (audio) \ noun

Examples of larky in a Sentence

a larky group of youths enjoying a night out on the town

First Known Use of larky

1841, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Learn More About larky

Dictionary Entries Near larky

larkspur

larky

larmier

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for larky

Cite this Entry

“Larky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/larky. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Color

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!