\ 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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The pair is seen strolling in the Buckingham Palace gardens, pausing to chuckle every now and then. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Looking Back at David Attenborough's Relationship with Queen Elizabeth and the Rest of the Royal Family," 4 Apr. 2019 Netherlands Who wouldn't be happy strolling to work along Amsterdam's picturesque canals? Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "These Are the World's 10 Happiest Countries," 21 Mar. 2019 As Whoopi strolled over to take a seat, Meghan continued clapping and pretended to bow down to Whoopi. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'The View' Star Meghan McCain LOST It After Whoopi Goldberg Returned to Give a Health Update," 14 Mar. 2019 Fashion 13 Slides Nothing is better than strolling your neighborhood park and noticing the trees already have pastel green and pink buds. Teen Vogue, "Here Are 13 "Groundbreaking" Pastel Pieces for Spring," 1 Apr. 2019 The farmers markets are going on for another several weeks, giving you a chance to dine and stroll and make someone’s day. Lynn Petrak,, "Petrak: Craving the dying art of home cooking and baking? You can find it at west suburban farmers markets.," 5 July 2018 That’s 40,000 chances to build safe green places for children to play and run, and everyone else to stroll and exercise. Drew Harris,, "Let's promote health and green space one empty lot at a time," 29 June 2018 Make time to stroll the village’s quiet streets and then make the 20-minute drive north to Castle Combe, an inviting village on the banks of the Bybrook River. New York Times, "36 Hours in the Cotswolds," 17 May 2018 City Council members adopted a four-hour parking limit for spaces downtown — enough time to maybe stroll a little and have a meal — but not enough for serious shopping if eating is included in the excursion. Lauren Ritchie,, "What is this shuttle thingy of which you speak, Mount Dora?," 13 Apr. 2018

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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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