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Meaning of lark

lark

Pronunciation: (lärk), [key]
— n.
  1. any of numerous, chiefly Old World oscine birds, of the family Alaudidae, characterized by an unusually long, straight hind claw, esp. the skylark, Alauda arvensis.
  2. any of various similar birds of other families, as the meadowlark and titlark.

lark

Pronunciation: (lärk), [key]
— n.
  1. a merry, carefree adventure; frolic; escapade.
  2. innocent or good-natured mischief; a prank.
  3. something extremely easy to accomplish, succeed in, or to obtain: That exam was a lark.
—v.i.
  1. to have fun; frolic; romp.
  2. to behave mischievously; play pranks.
  3. (of a rider) to take jumps unnecessarily: He tired his horse by larking on the way home.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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