\ 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 Tourists still stroll its cobblestone alleys lined with silver jewelry shops; they are rarely harmed. Author: Mary Beth Sheridan, Anchorage Daily News, 3 June 2021 Once you were seated, there was no getting up to stroll around. Jaclyn Greenberg, CNN, 1 June 2021 One by one, the six stars — who, we're told, have only been all together once since the NBC sitcom went off the air in 2004 — stroll into Stage 24 on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, CA., where the Friends sets have all been meticulously recreated. Kristen Baldwin,, 26 May 2021 For those golfers who have gotten to stroll The Cradle as the sun sets, fear not, the Pinecone that guests have gotten to know and love isn’t going away. Erik Matuszewski, Forbes, 20 May 2021 The charming main street welcomes shoppers to stroll from door to door while searching for treasures. Jennifer Miko, Chron, 17 May 2021 The Cascadia Derby is back and the first place Sounders (2-0-1, 7 points) will stroll into Portland’s Providence Park on Sunday searching for its first win over the Timbers since August. Jim Reineking, USA TODAY, 7 May 2021 And if that’s not annoying enough, Brood X will envelop everything in its path—lawn-mower operators, beware—before the bugs’ remnants turn your afternoon stroll into crunchapalooza. Saahil Desai, The Atlantic, 19 May 2021 In the photos posted to Jenner's Instagram Stories, the makeup mogul is walking alongside Kim and Scott while the little kids stroll in front of them. Georgia Slater,, 19 May 2021

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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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6 Jun 2021

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“Stroll.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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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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