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Definition of "lark" []

  • Any of various chiefly Old World birds of the family Alaudidae, especially the skylark, having a sustained, melodious song. (noun)
  • Any of several similar birds, such as the meadowlark. (noun)
  • A carefree or spirited adventure. (noun)
  • A harmless prank. (noun)
  • To engage in spirited fun or merry pranks. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lark" in a sentence
  • ""I've suffered mor'n once from raids on my orchards and chicken coops, and found it was some town boys, off on what they called a lark, that made other people suffer.""
  • "She had always been in a frolic of some sort, when I had known her in Davos, whither she had gone because she thought it would be "what you call a lark"; and she was in a frolic now, judging by her merry laughter when she saw me."
  • "'Depends on what you call a lark,' said Hazell; 'it's not much of a lark tearing down midstream like this in a fog."