\ 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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Hike the Niagara Glen or stroll through some of Canada’s most beautiful gardens - the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens offers 40 hectares (99 acres) of beautifully maintained gardens to explore and is home to the Butterfly Conservatory. Sandra Macgregor, Forbes, 1 Aug. 2022 Local college campuses are also great places to stroll and people-watch. Amy Schwabe, Journal Sentinel, 29 July 2022 The clip teases the ups and downs that the new couple will go through as Devi and Paxton stroll the halls of Sherman Oaks High hand-in-hand, much to the dismay and envy of their classmates. Skyler Caruso,, 28 July 2022 The festival also is a time for locals to stroll and people-watch, as in this 2021 photo. J.s. Marcus, WSJ, 27 July 2022 Search teams were poring over two sites Friday -- an office building with a medical center and a concert hall near an outdoor recreation area, where mothers with children often stroll. Arkansas Online, 16 July 2022 Search teams were poring over two sites Friday — an office building with a medical center and a concert hall near an outdoor recreation area where mothers with children often stroll. Hanna Arhirova, ajc, 15 July 2022 There will be live and DJ music, board games available to borrow, Ask a Gardener stations, a complimentary alcoholic or nonalcoholic beverage and chances to stroll the garden. Laura Latzko, The Arizona Republic, 15 July 2022 Their method of persuasion is to stroll into Wertz’s home and hold his wife and children hostage while one of them takes Wertz to work. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 26 June 2021 See More

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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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“Stroll.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for stroll


\ 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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