\ 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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Mike was later seen returning the gesture of affection, as the pair continued to stroll around the event. Stephanie Petit,, "Queen's Granddaughter Zara Tindall Gets a Good Luck Kiss from Husband Mike at Horse Riding Event," 16 Sep. 2019 How were Tool able to stroll back onto the top of the charts after a 13-year absence with such impressive numbers? Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Five Burning Questions: Billboard Staffers Discuss Tool's Huge Debut With 'Fear Inoculum' Comeback Album," 10 Sep. 2019 The best way to acquaint yourself with Eilat — which, with a population hovering around 50,000 has the feel of a resort town — is to stroll along the beachfront promenade that runs northward, from North Beach to Herods Hotel. Michele Chabin, Washington Post, "Instead of busy Tel Aviv, try Eilat for a calmer, quieter beach vacation in Israel," 5 Sep. 2019 Fortunately for your Instagram feed, this won’t be your only opportunity to stroll through a passageway of plants. New York Times, "A Very Full Day at Snug Harbor on Staten Island (and Where to Eat and Drink Nearby)," 28 Aug. 2019 Guests will be able to stroll down Cherry Tree Lane and visit the Banks residence as part of a Mary Poppins attraction in the park’s U.K. pavilion. Valerie Marino, Condé Nast Traveler, "All The Changes Coming to Disney Next Year, From the Avengers Campus to an Epcot Redesign," 27 Aug. 2019 Guests visiting the pavilion will be able to stroll down the iconic street first seen onscreen in 1964’s Mary Poppins, complete with cherry trees in bloom and the flickering gaslamps that played an essential role in Mary Poppins Returns. Maureen Lee Lenker,, "Iconic Cherry Tree Lane from Mary Poppins is coming to Disney's EPCOT," 25 Aug. 2019 Neighbors are invited to stroll through the park that now occupies the land, on their way to and from the city’s downtown. Joanne Cleaver,, "When suburban golf courses close, residents and cities often clash over what to do with the land. Some manage to avoid the drama.," 13 Aug. 2019 After dinner, be sure to stroll through the lobby of the Hamilton Princess. Shiona Turini, Essence, "Get Lost: 72 Hours In Bermuda," 9 Aug. 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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The first known use of stroll was in 1668

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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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