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English noun: lark

1. lark (animal) North American songbirds having a yellow breast


Broader (hypernym)American oriole, New World oriole, oriole

Narrower (hyponym)eastern meadowlark, Sturnella magna, Sturnella neglecta, western meadowlark

Member meronymgenus Sturnella, Sturnella

2. lark (animal) a songbird that lives mainly on the ground in open country; has streaky brown plumage

Synonymspipit, titlark

Broader (hypernym)oscine, oscine bird

Narrower (hyponym)Anthus pratensis, meadow pipit

Member meronymAnthus, genus Anthus

3. lark (animal) any of numerous predominantly Old World birds noted for their singing

Broader (hypernym)oscine, oscine bird

Narrower (hyponym)Alauda arvensis, skylark

Member meronymAlaudidae, family Alaudidae

4. lark (act) any carefree episode


Broader (hypernym)diversion, recreation

Narrower (hyponym)sexcapade

English verb: lark

1. lark (motion) play boisterously

SamplesThe children frolicked in the garden.
The gamboling lambs in the meadows.
The toddlers romped in the playroom.

Synonymscavort, disport, frisk, frolic, gambol, lark about, rollick, romp, run around, skylark, sport

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)play

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