lark

A lighthearted, fun episode is a lark. You could describe the wonderful day you spent with friends exploring little fishing towns along the coast of Maine as a lark.

Often unplanned, a lark can happen when you are feeling adventurous. You might decide on a lark to audition for a reality show — and be picked! The act of trying something new like this can also be called larking. A lark is also a kind of songbird. Using lark to describe carefree fun might come from 1800s sailors' slang, skylark, to describe playing in the rigging of the ship, up high like a lark.

Primary Meanings of lark

1.
n
any of numerous predominantly Old World birds noted for their singing
2.
nv
any carefree episode
play boisterously
Full Definitions of lark
1

n any of numerous predominantly Old World birds noted for their singing

Types:
Alauda arvensis, skylark
brown-speckled European lark noted for singing while hovering at a great height
Type of:
oscine, oscine bird
passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus

n a songbird that lives mainly on the ground in open country; has streaky brown plumage

Synonyms:
pipit, titlark
Types:
Anthus pratensis, meadow pipit
a common pipit that is brown above and white below; widely distributed in northern and central Europe and in Asia
Type of:
oscine, oscine bird
passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus

n North American songbirds having a yellow breast

Synonyms:
meadowlark
Types:
Sturnella magna, eastern meadowlark
a meadowlark of eastern North America
Sturnella neglecta, western meadowlark
a meadowlark of western North America
Type of:
American oriole, New World oriole, oriole
American songbird; male is black and orange or yellow
2

n any carefree episode

Synonyms:
escapade
Types:
sexcapade
a sexual escapade; an illicit affair
Type of:
diversion, recreation
an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates

v play boisterously

Synonyms:
cavort, disport, frisk, frolic, gambol, lark about, rollick, romp, run around, skylark, sport
Type of:
play
be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children

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