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loll

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verb \ˈläl\

Definition of loll

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to hang loosely or laxly :  droop a dog with its tongue lolling out

  3. 2 :  to act or move in a lax, lazy, or indolent manner :  lounge He lolled around in his pajamas all day.

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to let droop or dangle lolled his tongue out in contempt

loller

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Examples of loll in a sentence

  1. a dog with its tongue lolling out

  2. Her head was lolling to one side.

  3. She was lolling by the pool.

  4. He lolled about in his pajamas all day.

Did You Know?

Loll has origins similar to those of another soothing verb, lull, which means "to cause to rest or sleep." Both words can be traced back to 14th-century Middle English and probably originated as imitations of the soft sounds people make when resting or trying to soothe someone else to sleep. Loll has also been used in English as a noun meaning "the act of lolling" or "a relaxed posture," but that use is now considered archaic. In its "recline" or "lean" sense, loll shares synonyms with a number of "l" verbs, including loaf, lounge, and laze.

Origin and Etymology of loll

Middle English


First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of loll

idle, loaf, lounge, loll, laze mean to spend time doing nothing. idle may be used in reference to persons that move lazily or without purpose idled the day away. loaf suggests either resting or wandering about as though there were nothing to do she does her work and then loafs the rest of the day. lounge, though occasionally used as equal to idle or loaf, typically conveys an additional implication of resting or reclining against a support or of physical comfort and ease in relaxation he lounged against the wall. loll also carries an implication of a posture similar to that of lounge, but places greater stress upon an indolent or relaxed attitude lolling on the couch. laze usually implies the relaxation of a busy person enjoying a vacation or moments of leisure lazed about between appointments.

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loll

noun

Definition of loll

archaic

  1. :  the act of lolling :  a relaxed posture

Origin and Etymology of loll

see 1loll


First Known Use: 1709


LOLL Defined for Kids

loll

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verb \ˈläl\

Definition of loll for Students

lolled

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lolling

  1. 1 :  to hang loosely :  droop Ginny's head lolled hopelessly from side to side. — J. K. Rowling, Chamber of Secrets

  2. 2 :  to lie around lazily We lolled by the pool.



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