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División en sílabas: lark
Pronunciación: /lärk
 
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sustantivo

1A small ground-dwelling songbird, typically with brown streaky plumage, a crest, and elongated hind claws, and with a song that is delivered in flight.
Example sentences
  • In addition to communicating through song, larks will raise the crest of feathers in their head during agonistic and courtship displays.
  • For example, several lineages typically excluded from the nine-primaried oscines do have nine functional primaries per wing (e.g. larks and wagtails).
  • While I was out in the desert I watched a crested lark hovering about 100 feet off the ground singing its heart out.
1.1Used in names of birds of other families similar to the lark, e.g., the meadowlark.
Example sentences
  • Many, in times past, closely observed the movements of the bog lark, a bird you don't see that much nowadays.
  • And then, when I got there, still without seeing the meadow lark, there was a verdant patch of wild valerian basking in the sun and another corner with another patch of sunlight a little further on.
  • Horned larks appear to come into the Hamlet to feed on grit and seeds.

Origen

Old English lāferce, lǣwerce; related to Dutch leeuwerik and German Lerche; of unknown ultimate origin.

More
  • Old English laferce developed into Scottish and northern English laverock, and in the Middle Ages was contracted to lark, which become the standard name for this songbird. References to the early-morning singing of the lark date back to the 16th century. People often refer to an early riser as a lark, while a late-to-bed counterpart is an owl. The phrase up with the lark, ‘up very early in the morning’, also plays on the word ‘up’, since the lark sings on the wing while flying high above its nest. In to lark about or around, and in the sense ‘something done for fun’, lark may be a shortening of skylark, which was formerly used in the same way, or it may be from dialect lake ‘to play’, from a Scandinavian word.

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División en sílabas: lark
Pronunciación: /lärk
 
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informal

sustantivo

1Something done for fun, especially something mischievous or daring; an amusing adventure or escapade: I only went along for a lark
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The DVD comes in a huge box that's about twice the size of any DVD set you could name (overcompensating perhaps?) and it's got quite a few extras that might even entice prudes to buy it for a lark.
  • At the now locked gates he meets twins Isabelle and Theo, who promptly invite him home to meet their parents for a lark.
  • Apparently some of the stages will be near by (in Portmore), who knows, maybe I'll go and watch them for a lark.
1.1 [usually with modifier] chiefly British Used to suggest that an activity is foolish or a waste of time: he’s serious about this music lark
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The consensus was that there had to be something in this astrology lark, and what did I know, I'm only an astronomy graduate.
  • It's basically a working-class mindset, he said: ‘This showbiz lark can't last.’
  • It all seems so simple from this perspective. I could get used to this evil genius lark.

verbo

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Enjoy oneself by behaving in a playful and mischievous way: he jumped the fence to go larking the rest of the day
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He was always larking around in the dressing room and getting told off for messing around, so a move into comedy seemed natural enough.
  • Her male co-host was telling jokes and larking about.
  • And the rest of the lads lark about and laugh at a misshapen nude.

Origen

early 19th century: perhaps from dialect lake 'play', from Old Norse leika, but compare with skylark in the same sense, which is recorded earlier.

More
  • Old English laferce developed into Scottish and northern English laverock, and in the Middle Ages was contracted to lark, which become the standard name for this songbird. References to the early-morning singing of the lark date back to the 16th century. People often refer to an early riser as a lark, while a late-to-bed counterpart is an owl. The phrase up with the lark, ‘up very early in the morning’, also plays on the word ‘up’, since the lark sings on the wing while flying high above its nest. In to lark about or around, and in the sense ‘something done for fun’, lark may be a shortening of skylark, which was formerly used in the same way, or it may be from dialect lake ‘to play’, from a Scandinavian word.

Derivados

larkish

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adjetivo
Example sentences
  • It's one thing to make a deliberately stream-of-consciousness, multi-character comedy or drama, but to follow up a larkish film founded on tightness of plot with a rootless, aimless sequel?
  • On the whole women are more larkish than men and we all become increasingly lark-like as we get older.
  • The result is a master class in comedy, in all its cruel, larkish, obsessive creativity.

larky

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adjetivo
Example sentences
  • People always think of me as being quite larky.
  • The larky, willed optimism of the book is revealed, too, by the action: the hero ‘goes through everything and undergoes nothing.’
  • A larky contest with a local bigwig who wants her removed from the street ends with neighbourliness all round.

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