rol·​lick·​ing | \ ˈrä-li-kiŋ How to pronounce rollicking (audio) \

Definition of rollicking

: boisterously carefree, joyful, or high-spirited a rollicking adventure film

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Examples of rollicking in a Sentence

We had a rollicking good time. reunions with his friends from college were usually rollicking affairs
Recent Examples on the Web Rodrigo won three in total, actually, including best new artist, capping off a rollicking 15-month stretch. New York Times, 6 Apr. 2022 It’s a rollicking, joyful piece, and from the opening bars Miró played with a unity that was almost disorienting. Elizabeth Nonemaker,, 15 Nov. 2021 Ghost Hounds opened Saturday’s show with a rollicking 45 minute performance showcasing cuts from their latest studio album, September’s A Little Calamity. Jim Ryan, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2021 In her formally experimental series of autobiographies, Deborah Levy takes a rollicking, intimate journey through the challenges of motherhood and writing. Kirsten Denker, The New Republic, 31 Aug. 2021 Dressed in full wigs, makeup and their signature, skintight costumes, co-founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons took the stage with guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer for a rollicking, bombastic set. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 12 June 2021 In the rollicking Senate District 26 GOP primary, state Rep. Bill Reineke won handily over Melissa Ackison. Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland, 29 Apr. 2020 Alamo Drafthouse is giving it the movie party treatment, complete with props and surprises to bring the rollicking action onscreen to vivid life inside the theater. Hunter Johnson, Dallas News, 27 Feb. 2020 The initiative kicks off April 2 with Richard Bean's One Man, Two Guvnors, a rollicking update of Carlo Goldoni's commedia dell'arte classic, The Servant of Two Masters, relocated to the English seaside town of Brighton in 1963. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Mar. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of rollicking

1811, in the meaning defined above

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“Rollicking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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