a lark (Alauda arvensis) that is found chiefly in Eurasia, famous for the song it utters as it soars upward and flies about high in the sky
to play about boisterously; frolic
Origin of skylark; from sky + lark: origin, originally naut., of playing in the rigging
Any of several larks of the genus Alauda of Eurasia and Africa, especially A. arvensis, having brownish plumage and noted for singing while in flight.
intransitive verbsky·larked, sky·lark·ing, sky·larks
To play actively and boisterously; frolic.
(third-person singular simple present skylarks, present participle skylarking, simple past and past participle skylarked)
- (originally nautical) To jump about joyfully, frolic; to play around, play tricks.