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lark

[ lahrk ]SEE DEFINITION OF lark

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LARK

Moreover, what was so real for her was only too plainly a lark for him.

Though you go to bed with the nightingale, you rise with the lark.

No one who works on a morning newspaper ever takes advantage of the lark's example.

Rather a lark I might have thought it but for the false military title.

And now their voices seemed to them as clear as the notes of a lark.

Murray gasped a little at the picture of that kind of a lark.

And afterwards, when the lark was over, it would stay on, singing in his heart.

When they were gone the air was empty, as it is when the lark stops in its song.

Tease a thrush, or even a lark, and you will soon be convinced.

"I did it for a lark," said the supposed footman, in a hearty, cheerful voice.

WORD ORIGIN

"songbird," early 14c., earlier lauerche (c.1200), from Old English lawerce (late Old English laferce), from Proto-Germanic *laiw(a)rikon (cf. Old Saxon lewerka, Frisian liurk, Old Norse lævirik, Dutch leeuwerik, German Lerche), of unknown origin. Some Old English and Old Norse forms suggest a compound meaning "treason-worker," but there is no folk tale to explain or support this.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LARK

frisk

verbcavort
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  • dance
  • frolic
  • gambol
  • hop
  • jump
  • lark
  • leap
  • play
  • prance
  • rollick
  • romp
  • skip
  • sport
  • trip

frolic

verbhave fun, make merry
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