Definition of Skylark

1. Noun. Brown-speckled European lark noted for singing while hovering at a great height.

Exact synonyms: Alauda Arvensis
Generic synonyms: Lark
Group relationships: Alauda, Genus Alauda



2. Verb. Play boisterously. "The toddlers romped in the playroom"
Exact synonyms: Cavort, Disport, Frisk, Frolic, Gambol, Lark, Lark About, Rollick, Romp, Run Around, Sport
Generic synonyms: Play
Derivative terms: Frolic, Gambol, Lark, Romp, Romper, Sport

Definition of Skylark

1. n. A lark that mounts and sings as it files, especially the common species (Alauda arvensis) found in Europe and in some parts of Asia, and celebrated for its melodious song; -- called also sky laverock. See under Lark.

Definition of Skylark

1. Noun. A small brown passerine bird, ''Alauda arvensis'', that sings as it flies high into the air. ¹

2. Verb. (context: originally nautical) To jump about joyfully, frolic; to play around, play tricks. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Skylark

1. to frolic [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: frolic

Medical Definition of Skylark

1. A lark that mounts and sings as it files, especially the common species (Alauda arvensis) found in Europe and in some parts of Asia, and celebrated for its melodious song; called also sky laverock. See Lark. The Australian skylark (Cincloramphus cantillans) is a pipit which has the habit of ascending perpendicularly like a skylark, but it lacks the song of a true lark. The Missouri skylark is a pipit (Anthus Spraguei) of the Western United States, resembling the skylark in habit and song. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Skylark

skyhook
skyhooks
skyier
skyiest
skying
skyish
skyjack
skyjacked
skyjacker
skyjackers
skyjacking
skyjackings
skyjacks
skylab
skylabs
skylark (current term)
skylarked
skylarker
skylarkers
skylarking
skylarks
skyless
skylessness
skylight
skylighted
skylights
skylike
skyline
skylines
skylit

Literary usage of Skylark

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Introduction to Poetry by Jay Broadus Hubbell, John Owen Beaty (1922)
"The later of Wordsworth's two poems on the skylark affords a marked contrast with the ... TO A skylark Hail to thee, blithe Spirit! Bird thou never wert, ..."

2. An Introduction to Poetry by Jay Broadus Hubbell, John Owen Beaty (1922)
"The later of Wordsworth's two poems on the skylark affords a marked contrast with the ... TO A skylark Hail to thee, blithe Spirit! Bird thou never wert, ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1863)
"The -'skylark" has long ago gone the way of all coaches ; and Joe is now landlord of the " Horns," at , where long may he flourish ! ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1901)
"During its journeyings to the south and west in the fall of the year, and again on its return in spring, the skylark appears in vast numbers on our coasts ..."

5. Junior High School Literature by William Harris Elson, Christine M. Keck (1920)
"TO A skylark WILLIAM WORDSWORTH Ethereal minstrel! Pilgrim of the sky! ... What questions does the poet ask the skylark? How did James Hogg answer these ..."

6. One Hundred Modern Scottish Poets: With Biographical and Critical Notices by David Herschell Edwards (1883)
"Oh, for the Scottish skylark, To thrill my soul with joyous song, ... To pour like sun-lit rain, Oh, for a single skylark Down all the air a shower of song ..."

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