Definition of skylark in English:

skylark

Line breaks: sky|lark
Pronunciation: /ˈskʌɪlɑːk
 
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noun

  • A common Eurasian and North African lark of farmland and open country, noted for its prolonged song given in hovering flight.
    • Genus Alauda, family Alaudidae: two species, in particular the widespread A. arvensis
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    • A typical farming village in this region attracts tree sparrows, black redstarts, gray partridge, skylarks, and hen harriers.
    • Songbirds such as the linnet, yellowhammer, skylark and song thrush to name but a few, are fast disappearing in our gardens and countryside.
    • And he found a number of bird species, such as the corn bunting, tree sparrow, grey partridge, skylark, linnet and yellow wagtail.

verb

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  • Pass time by playing tricks or practical jokes; indulge in horseplay: he was skylarking with a friend when he fell into a pile of boxes
    [ late 17th century (originally in nautical use): by association with the verb lark2]
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    • In the North, they would be swimming, roaming the wilderness, playing video games, or otherwise skylarking - or so Mark Twain implies.
    • By the end of the show, Ridge and Ellis had Laws bleating like a kidnapped baby goat: ‘We were doing all the work and they were skylarking!’
    • He was skylarking with mates over a few beers and took what he thought was an empty nail gun and pointed it at his head.

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