Lark - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |lɑːrk|  American pronunciation of the word lark
Brit.  |lɑːk|  British pronunciation of the word lark


- North American songbirds having a yellow breast
- a songbird that lives mainly on the ground in open country; has streaky brown plumage (syn: pipit, titlark)
- any of numerous predominantly Old World birds noted for their singing
- any carefree episode (syn: escapade)


- play boisterously (syn: cavort, disport, frisk, frolic, gambol, lark about, rollick, romp, run around, skylark, sport)


...we would rather lark about in the summer than get part-time jobs...

He did it just for a lark.

I only went along for a lark.

Salad again? How long are you going to keep up this healthy eating lark?

A lark had gone heavenward, spraying sweet notes.

The lark trilled out her happy song.

• Paint the whole room? Sod that for a lark!

the strange metallic note of the meadow lark, suggesting the clash of vibrant blades

the sweet song of the lark

Phrasal verbs

lark about  — play boisterously

Word forms

I/you/we/they: lark
he/she/it: larks
present participle: larking
past tense: larked
past participle: larked
singular: lark
plural: larks
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