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skylark (n.)

the common European lark, 1680s, from sky (n.) + lark (n.1). So called because it sings as it mounts toward the sky in flight.

skylark (v.)

"to frolic or play," 1809, originally nautical, in reference to "wanton play about the rigging, and tops," probably from skylark (n.), influenced by (or from) lark (n.2). Related: Skylarked; skylarking.

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Definitions of skylark
1
skylark (v.)
play boisterously;
Synonyms: frolic / lark / rollick / disport / sport / cavort / gambol / frisk / romp / run around / lark about
2
skylark (n.)
brown-speckled European lark noted for singing while hovering at a great height;
Synonyms: Alauda arvensis
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