\ 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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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 What: Run, jog, walk, stroll or roll through Downtown Avalon Park during this festive family fun run. Kathleen Christiansen,, "4th of July 5Ks and fun runs offer patriotic workouts, help charities," 17 June 2019 Holding hands, the terrifying Grady twins from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining strolled by in shirtwaist dresses printed with childlike drawings of girls faces and pastel Mary Jane heels. Ingrid Schmidt, The Hollywood Reporter, "Inside the Horror Film-Themed Moschino Fashion Show at Universal Studios," 8 June 2019 Celebrities are strolling down the red carpet for one of music's biggest nights: the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, "James Charles Looked Nothing like Himself on the 2019 BBMAs Red Carpet," 1 May 2019 Visitors of the Libertyville Days Festival strolled craft vendors lining the sidewalks of the Cook Memorial Park and Rose Garden Sunday. Lindsey Salvatelli, Lake County News-Sun, "Crowds flock to Libertyville Days Festival," 17 June 2018 Show up in your tennies: At just under a mile, the Bowl Loop offers a pleasant, low impact stroll around the rim. Garrett Snyder, Los Angeles Magazine, "This Spectacular Park Is One of L.A.’s Most Undervalued Retreats," 31 May 2018 Standing in or strolling across a hayfield in 4-inch spiked heels by Manolo Blahnik is another deterrent to a joyful smile; add an expression of panic if buying a pair at $520 maxes out your credit card. Marcy Meffert, San Antonio Express-News, "That’s not a mistake — it’s fashion," 16 Mar. 2018 Maddox mingled with the throngs on opening day, strolling the resort with his family, accepting handshakes and congratulations from well-wishers, like the host of very large and successful holiday party. Mark Arsenault,, "At the new casino, ‘I don’t feel like we’re in Everett right now’," 23 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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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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