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Definition of "skylark" [sky•lark]

  • An Old World lark (Alauda arvensis) having brownish plumage and noted for its singing while in flight. (noun)
  • To play actively and boisterously; frolic. (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 "skylark" in a sentence
  • "If It isn't a ticket that includes Hillary, I will vote for McCain skylark"
  • "All country people know that the skylark is a very shy bird; that its abode is the open fields; that it settles on the ground only; that it seeks safety in the wideness of space; that it avoids enclosures, and is never seen in gardens."
  • "In some ways the skylark is the sweetest singer we have; only certain of the thrushes rival it, but though the songs of the latter have perhaps even more melody, they are far from being as uninterrupted and well sustained, being rather a succession of broken bursts of music."