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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Other Words from rollick

rollick noun

Examples of rollick in a Sentence

an educator who realized that children need to rollick as well as to study and learn
Recent Examples on the Web There’s a blend of rollicking laughter and heavy sadness, given the events of recent years. Ron Kroichick,, "A’s reunion celebrates ’89 title, mourns Bob Welch, Dave Henderson, Tony Phillips," 23 Aug. 2019 The latter sparked a rollicking all-star jam session featuring Hancock, his band and the evening’s special guests. Gail Mitchell, Billboard, "Herbie Hancock Brings Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin & More to Hollywood Bowl," 22 Aug. 2019 Conway has no compunction about buttonholing strangers and serving them a rollicking riff on his many obsessions. Quanta Magazine, "A Life in Games," 28 Aug. 2015 Directed by Tori Tolentino, with movement direction by Dallas Tolentino, the show boasts a smidgen of pleasant kinetic physicality: a rollicking celebration by rum-swigging sailors, for instance. Celia Wren, Washington Post, "Jane Hawkins takes center stage in Synetic’s reimagined ‘Treasure Island’," 24 July 2019 Indeed, smuggled inside Riley’s rollicking mashup of surrealism and sci-fi is a cutting critique of race and class. The New York Review of Books, "Namwali Serpell," 2 Mar. 2019 Davies isn’t predicting the future here so much as running our unstable, rollicking present through a band-pass filter and then speeding up the output. Adam Rogers, WIRED, "HBO's Years and Years Unlocks Sci-Fi's Ultimate Potential," 11 July 2019 Eric Ting’s rollicking production of this 1943 parable of good and evil marks the first time that California Shakespeare Theater has staged a Brecht play. Karen D'souza, The Mercury News, "Review: Brecht debuts at Cal Shakes with rollicking ‘Good Person of Szechwan’," 8 July 2019 Salvini holds rollicking rallies and talks about putting Italy first. Washington Post, "The White House’s next foreign visitor: Matteo Salvini, the closest thing Western Europe has to Trump," 15 June 2019

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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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13 Sep 2019

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The first known use of rollick was circa 1837

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