Definition of frolic in English:

frolic

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Pronunciation: /ˈfrɒlɪk
 
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verb (frolics, frolicking, frolicked)

[no object, usually with adverbial]
  • Play or move about in a cheerful and lively way: Edward frolicked on the sand
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    • Susie and I were shown through to the conservatory at the back of the dining-room, overlooking the tennis courts and lawns, where a small group of children laughed and joked as they frolicked on the grass.
    • I watched the sunrise from a chair made of driftwood; offshore, fur seals frolicked on a sea-battered rock; a few feet away, snakes slithered through a stone wall.
    • Gone are the days when children frolicked on streets all day and had to be shouted at to return home in time for dinner.
    Synonyms
    frisk, gambol, cavort, caper, cut capers, sport, scamper, skip, dance, romp, trip, prance, leap, spring, hop, jump, bounce, bob
    rare curvet, rollick, capriole

noun

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adjective

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  • Cheerful, merry, or playful: a thousand forms of frolic life
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    • Where we such clusters had, as made us nobly wild, not mad; And yet each verse of thine out-did the meat, out-did the frolic wine.
    • Memories of the frolic era trailed behind for some time; some fizzled out, others are still etched on the mind.

Derivatives

frolicker

noun
More example sentences
  • We looked like and sounded like all the rest of the mid-summer frolickers, only he was silent.
  • But grasses in the garden have many more uses than hiding bees for the unwary barefoot frolicker.
  • In fact, on a recent New Years Eve, the beachside mansion was full of frolickers that reportedly included some of Sin City's and Chicago's most notorious - rubbing elbows with Vegas and Laguna elite.

Origin

early 16th century (as an adjective): from Dutch vrolijk 'merry, cheerful'.

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