Synonyms for lark

Grammar : Noun
Spell : lahrk
Phonetic Transcription : lɑrk

Définition of lark

Origin :
  • "songbird," early 14c., earlier lauerche (c.1200), from Old English lawerce (late Old English laferce), from Proto-Germanic *laiw(a)rikon (cf. Old Saxon lewerka, Frisian liurk, Old Norse lævirik, Dutch leeuwerik, German Lerche), of unknown origin. Some Old English and Old Norse forms suggest a compound meaning "treason-worker," but there is no folk tale to explain or support this.
  • noun escapade
Example sentences :
  • Moreover, what was so real for her was only too plainly a lark for him.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Though you go to bed with the nightingale, you rise with the lark.
  • Extract from : « Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit » by Charles Dickens
  • No one who works on a morning newspaper ever takes advantage of the lark's example.
  • Extract from : « A Woman Intervenes » by Robert Barr
  • Rather a lark I might have thought it but for the false military title.
  • Extract from : « Ruggles of Red Gap » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • And now their voices seemed to them as clear as the notes of a lark.
  • Extract from : « The Fortune of the Rougons » by Emile Zola
  • Murray gasped a little at the picture of that kind of a lark.
  • Extract from : « The Very Small Person » by Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • And afterwards, when the lark was over, it would stay on, singing in his heart.
  • Extract from : « The Very Small Person » by Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • When they were gone the air was empty, as it is when the lark stops in its song.
  • Extract from : « A Son of Hagar » by Sir Hall Caine
  • Tease a thrush, or even a lark, and you will soon be convinced.
  • Extract from : « Tales From Two Hemispheres » by Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen
  • "I did it for a lark," said the supposed footman, in a hearty, cheerful voice.
  • Extract from : « The Harmsworth Magazine, v. 1, 1898-1899, No. 2 » by Various

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