\ 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.

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There are restaurants, shops, and galleries along the waterfront, but Main Street (with metered on-street parking) one block up is an excellent place to stroll and browse. Linda Greenstein,, "Gloucester: From harbor walks to eclectic shops," 17 July 2019 Others like to stroll the midway to play games and people watch. Ann Norman,, "What is your favorite summer festival food or attraction?," 28 June 2019 The Miami Design District has cool sculptures, galleries, and artsy stores to stroll in and out of, while a boat tour (there are a couple to choose from) can give you a unique look in the Everglades. The Editors, Marie Claire, "Weekending in Miami? Here's Where to Stay, Eat, and Drink," 6 June 2019 Patrick Zachmann / Magnum Photos To stroll through Tiananmen Square that soft spring day in mid-May 1989 was to experience an atmosphere of excitement, hope and optimism unparalleled in recent Chinese history. Orville Schell, WSJ, "Tiananmen: The Crackdown That Defined Modern China," 31 May 2019 Normal people get to stroll these gilded bridges en route to work? Kaitlin Menza, Town & Country, "The Best Room at...Hotel Splendide Royal in Paris," 8 Jan. 2019 Moviegoers can judge for themselves when A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood strolls into theaters Friday, Nov. 22. Joey Nolfi,, "Marielle Heller on recreating Mister Rogers' world with Tom Hanks, ties, and vintage cameras," 19 July 2019 Those who rebelled at the Stonewall Inn nearly 50 years ago could have never imagined who strolled into the now-iconic bar Tuesday afternoon. NBC News, "Joe Biden visits historic Stonewall Inn gay bar," 18 June 2019 Additional shots echoed as Stambaugh got out of his truck, strolled to the back to put on his bulletproof vest and then took cover for about five minutes, the investigation found. Wayne K. Roustan,, "Two more deputies fired as sheriff wraps up Parkland shooting investigation," 26 June 2019

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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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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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