Definition of skylark in English:
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
- 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.
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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]
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of skylark in:
- US English dictionary
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