rol·​lick | \ ˈrä-lik How to pronounce rollick (audio) \
rollicked; rollicking; rollicks

Definition of rollick

intransitive verb

: to move or behave in a carefree joyous manner : frolic

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rollick noun

Examples of rollick in a Sentence

an educator who realized that children need to rollick as well as to study and learn

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The book is by turns rollicking and reflective, sober and score-settling. New York Times, "I, Sy: Seymour Hersh’s Memoir of a Life Making the Mighty Sweat," 3 June 2018 Hear a chamber collective perform rollicking Brahms paired with Anna Clyne’s calmly devastating elegy for her mother, and then an all-Vivaldi program, in this summer’s free series. The New Yorker, "In Central Park, Naumburg Orchestral Concerts Are a Gift to the City," 13 July 2018 This is also one sure sign the event is usually rollicking good entertainment. Ron Kroichick,, "Stephen Curry, Mark Mulder and celebrity wagers highlight celebrity tournament," 12 July 2018 But these are not simply—or only—family dramas; O’Connor turns each narrative into a simultaneously rollicking and searing parable about salvation, redemption, the power of grace and the mysterious workings of God. Francine Prose, WSJ, "Five Best: Francine Prose on Family Troubles," 12 July 2018 After a soporific first 45 minutes ended scoreless, more than 40,000 spectators at the Rostov Arena had little reason to expect the remarkable, rollicking second half that awaited them. Tariq Panja, New York Times, "World Cup 2018: Belgium Shocks Japan With Stunning Rally," 4 July 2018 Sense and Sensibility Town Hall Theatre Company presents Kate Hamill’s rollicking adaptation of the Jane Austen novel about the misadventures of the Dashwood sisters — sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne — in gossipy Regency England. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Theater capsule reviews and listings, week of June 17," 14 June 2018 Set pieces include a rollicking car chase with Lights behind the wheel, an extended dance-off at the club, and, of course, plenty of hoops action at Rucker Park, choreographed to imitate a typical NBA highlight reel. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Uncle Drew: A Solid Piece of Branded Content," 29 June 2018 There will also be rollicking discussions about everything from emerging fascism to #BachelorNation — all of your favorite harbingers of the apocalypse in one lecture series. Kt Hawbaker,, "'Gone Girl' author Gillian Flynn, documentarian Errol Morris, and Questlove to headline 'Graphic!' spring Humanities Fest," 22 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of rollick

circa 1837, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rollick

origin unknown

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The first known use of rollick was circa 1837

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to mark by some ceremony or observation

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