rollicking

adjective
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 In the rollicking Senate District 26 GOP primary, state Rep. Bill Reineke won handily over Melissa Ackison. Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland, "Some tightly fought Ohio legislative races remain close in unofficial count," 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, "Things to do in Irving: Movie party, festivals, pub crawls, races and more," 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, "James Corden in 'One Man, Two Guvnors' to Kick Off NT Live Free Programming," 26 Mar. 2020 The rollicking primary contest saw surges in Democratic turnout from 2016. Chad Day, WSJ, "Biden, Sanders Look to Next Contests as Bloomberg Exits," 4 Mar. 2020 Liverpool rollicking start to the 2019/20 season continued with the latest of late wins on Saturday, scoring twice in the last five minutes to beat Aston Villa 2-1 at Villa Park. SI.com, "Liverpool Behind Only One Club for Best Ever Opening to an English Top Flight Season," 3 Nov. 2019 But would a rollicking rally, such as the one held for Strange ahead of his loss to Moore in 2017, do much good? al, "What Democratic wins in Louisiana and Kentucky could mean for Doug Jones in Alabama," 22 Nov. 2019 The late Pokey Allen’s teams played a rollicking brand of football and projected a sense of fun that invited fan participation. oregonlive, "What to do about Portland State football? Cutting the program isn’t as simple as it sounds: Issues & Answers," 12 Jan. 2020 Jordan Peele’s Us was a rollicking horror ride that revolved around an endlessly rewarding metaphor, an ambitious follow-up for a rising filmmaking star. David Sims, The Atlantic, "The 10 Best Films of 2019," 5 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of rollicking

1811, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rollicking was in 1811

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“Rollicking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rollicking. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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rollicking

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of rollicking

informal : enjoyable in a lively or noisy way

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