\ 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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But no self-respecting regular strolls out of Mama’s with just breakfast (or lunch) in hand. Garrett Snyder, Los Angeles Times, "How chicken sausage links became a centerpiece to South L.A.’s black food culture," 27 Aug. 2019 After the Disney+ series The Mandalorian debuted its first trailer, Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy strolled back out on the D23 stage in Anaheim Friday for one last surprise. Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter, "Ewan McGregor, 'The Mandalorian' Trailer Light Up D23," 23 Aug. 2019 Lori and Combs, 49, sparked dating rumors last month after they were spotted strolling around New York City wearing matching outfits. Robyn Merrett,, "Steve Harvey Gets Surprised with Family Feud Theme Song While on European Vacation," 14 Aug. 2019 The newly 27-year-old singer (who celebrated her birthday in Rome on Monday) was spotted strolling around the streets of Capri, Italy, on Tuesday. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Selena Gomez Looks Divine on Vacation in a Maxi Dress and Straw Hat," 24 July 2019 The concierge has amassed a list of activities to recommend, from visiting cat cafes to taking (leashed) strolls around the nearby campus of Vanderbilt University. Kelsey Ogletree, WSJ, "Dogs vs. Cats: Why Pet-Friendly Hotels Are Warming to Felines," 24 June 2019 This past weekend, Jenner was spotted strolling around Los Angeles with her friend and longtime makeup artist Ariel Tejada. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Kylie Jenner Posted a Rare Makeup-Free Photo on Instagram," 26 Mar. 2019 There is an underground culture that is very welcoming to any non-Mexican willing to visit a cantina con botana, stroll around the zoo or Chapultepec park, explore the streets of Coyoacán, or go bird-watching in a myriad of destinations nearby. National Geographic, "See Mexico City like a Nat Geo Explorer," 18 Mar. 2019 Even strolls around campus at Mesa Community College became exhausting. Ken Alltucker, azcentral, "Gilbert mom, baby connected by unbreakable bond of dual heart transplants," 14 Mar. 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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