Definition of loll
lollerplay \ˈlä-lər\ noun
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Examples of loll in a Sentence
a dog with its tongue lolling out
Her head was lolling to one side.
She was lolling by the pool.
He lolled about in his pajamas all day.
Recent Examples of loll from the Web
Whole hazelnuts loll about on the salade verte here and there — they are grown organically by the Holmquist family, tending their trees for five generations in the Nooksack River Valley up by the Canadian border.
Which made this season's Teen Mom OG finale, in which viewers saw Ryan Edwards lolling at the wheel, that much more shocking.
Not that the trout, lolling in a shady mountain creek southwest of Colorado Springs, had a choice.
The bears, with their tongues lolling, seem to be either salivating or panting. or world map, positions fish-eating bears in Labrador, eastern Canada.
A state game warden found it there, lolling in shallow brown water, dying.
Three 8- to 10-footers pictured lolling just outside the surf at Capistrano Beach.
Though Dante may seem like an outlandishly cartoonish version of a classic canine sidekick, his look—including that lolling tongue—is actually very true to real-life Xolos.
The lion’s tongue was lolling out of its mouth, from which a few drops of viscous blood had spilled to the ground.
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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
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of loll
Definition of loll
: the act of lolling : a relaxed posture
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