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English noun: lark

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


Synonymsmeadowlark


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


Synonymsescapade


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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