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frolic Line breaks: frolic
Pronunciation: /ˈfrɒlɪk/

Definition of frolic in English:

verb (frolics, frolicking, frolicked)

[no object, usually with adverbial]
Play or move about in a cheerful and lively way: Edward frolicked on the sand
More example sentences
  • 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.
frisk, gambol, cavort, caper, cut capers, sport, scamper, skip, dance, romp, trip, prance, leap, spring, hop, jump, bounce, bob


(often frolics) Back to top  
A playful and lively movement or activity: film of her poolside frolics
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  • This twelve hour journey was filled with fun, frolics and 16 young Irish people trying to grasp on to the fact that they were chosen for this trip of a lifetime.
  • It should be a magnificent day of fun and frolics for the younger children of the region.
  • Hampton Hill High Street will be closed on Friday, November 28, for another spectacular evening of festive fun and frolics.
antic, caper, game, romp, stunt, escapade, exploit, revel, spree, sport, fling;
giggle, laugh;
(frolics)fun (and games), merrymaking, amusement
informal lark, skylark


archaic Back to top  
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.


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



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.

Words that rhyme with frolic

alcoholic, anabolic, apostolic, bucolic, carbolic, chocoholic, colic, diabolic, embolic, hydraulic, hyperbolic, melancholic, metabolic, parabolic, rollick, shambolic, shopaholic, symbolic, vitriolic, workaholic

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