\ ˈstrōl How to pronounce stroll (audio) \
strolled; strolling; strolls

Definition of stroll

intransitive verb

1 : to go from place to place in search of work or profit strolling players strolling musicians
2 : to walk in a leisurely or idle manner : ramble

transitive verb

: to walk at leisure along or about

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Other Words from stroll

stroll noun

Examples of stroll in a Sentence

They strolled along the street looking in the store windows. We strolled the streets of the village.
Recent Examples on the Web Just a few blocks away from downtown, stroll past the colorful cottages and mansions in the fancy Third Street South neighborhood and shopping district. Kara Franker, Southern Living, "The Ultimate Travel Guide to Naples, Florida," 6 July 2020 In Fairfax, visitors will stroll amid an urban homestead at 2229 East 97 St. with a vegetable garden, flower garden, fruit trees and chicken coop. Julie Washington, cleveland, "GardenWalk Cleveland to highlight hard yard work during coronavirus shutdown with masks, social distancing," 6 July 2020 The Brighton Swimming Club can trace its roots back to 1858, when a crew of tradesmen from North Street, a commercial thoroughfare near the boardwalk, would stroll down to the coast to clean off. National Geographic, "What’s ‘wild swimming’? The perfect antidote to cabin fever," 29 June 2020 Pence’s Sunday stroll in Dallas comes as Texas is beset by a resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic that health experts warn could cripple hospital systems and stall the economic recovery. Dallas News, "Mike Pence arrives in Dallas as Texas struggles with coronavirus surge," 28 June 2020 New Mexico is under a state order for residents and travelers to wear masks in public places, but visitors to Santa Fe continue to stroll through the city’s downtown with uncovered faces. USA TODAY, "Shah Bar, infected ‘Idol,’ famed mall to close: News from around our 50 states," 24 June 2020 Hasidic children race scooters while their mothers stroll and chat. Kate Knibbs, Wired, "Quarantined in New York, We Escape Skyward," 23 June 2020 Customers stroll out of Three Scoops Premium Ice Cream with cups filled with their favorite flavors of happiness, like watermelon sherbet or cotton candy. al, "Battling systemic racism, COVID-19, Alabama’s Black business owners see surge of support," 23 June 2020 Don’t miss the chance to stroll around the charming, historic downtown, either, founded in the 1840s by an expat Prussian baron, and stay at the Hoffmann Haus, a German-inflected B&B. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "20 Best Weekend Getaway Ideas in the U.S.," 18 June 2020

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First Known Use of stroll

1668, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

History and Etymology for stroll

probably from German dialect strollen

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The first known use of stroll was in 1668

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11 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Stroll.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of stroll

: to walk slowly in usually a pleasant and relaxed way


\ ˈstrōl How to pronounce stroll (audio) \
strolled; strolling

Kids Definition of stroll

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to walk in a leisurely manner



Kids Definition of stroll (Entry 2 of 2)

: a leisurely walk

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