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frolic at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


frolic at English irregular forms Of Explained:


frolic at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1538, as an adj., from M.Du. vrolyc (adj.) "happy," from vro- "merry, glad," + lyc "like." Cognate of Ger. fr?hlich "happy." The verb is first attested 1583. ///

frolic at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v past tense and past participle frolicked present participle frolicking [I] written // [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Dutch; Origin: vroolijk 'happy']// to play in an active happy way// --Lambs frolicked in the next field.//
frolic 2 n [U and C] written a fun enjoyable game or activity// --Everyone joined in the Saturday night frolics.//

frolic at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

81 Moby Thesaurus words for "frolic":
antic, beam, caper, caracole, carol, carouse, carry on, cavort,
celebration, chirp, chirrup, clap hands, curvet, cut a dido,
cut capers, cut up, dance, delight, dido, disport, escapade, exult,
festivity, flounce, fool around, frisk, fun and games, gaiety,
gambado, gambol, glory, glow, have fun, hell, high jinks,
horse around, horseplay, jollification, jollity, joy, jubilate,
lark, laugh, lilt, make whoopee, merriment, merrymaking, mirth,
monkeyshine, monkeyshines, party, partying, play, practical joke,
prank, radiate cheer, rejoice, revel, revelry, riot, roister,
rollick, romp, shenanigan, shenanigans, shines, sing, skip,
skip for joy, skylark, skylarking, smile, sparkle, sport, spree,
tomfoolery, trick, trip, waggish trick, wassail, whistle

frolic at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Entertainment): amusement, entertainment, recreation, fun, game, fun and games, diversion, divertissement, pastime, sport, pleasure, leisure, frolic, merriment, laughter, jocularity, buffoonery.

frolic at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb, noun
verb (-ck-) [V] to play and move around in a lively, happy way:
children frolicking on the beach
noun [C, U] (old-fashioned) a lively and enjoyable activity during which people forget their problems and responsibilities:
It was just a harmless frolic. * The days of fun and frolic were gone for ever.

Frolic at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Frolic \Frol"ic\ (fr[o^]l"[i^]k), a. [D. vroolijk; akin to G.
fr["o]lich, fr. froh, OHG. fr[=o], Dan. fro, OS. fr[=a]h, cf.
Icel. fr[=a]r swift; all perh. akin to Skr. pru to spring
Full of levity; dancing, playing, or frisking about; full of
pranks; frolicsome; gay; merry.

The frolic wind that breathes the spring. --Milton.

The gay, the frolic, and the loud. --Waller.

Frolic \Frol"ic\, n.
1. A wild prank; a flight of levity, or of gayety and mirth.

He would be at his frolic once again. --Roscommon.

2. A scene of gayety and mirth, as in lively play, or in
dancing; a merrymaking.

Frolic \Frol"ic\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Frolicked}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Frolicking}.]
To play wild pranks; to play tricks of levity, mirth, and
gayety; to indulge in frolicsome play; to sport.

Hither, come hither, and frolic and play. --Tennyson.

frolic at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:


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frolic at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or
amusement; "it was all done in play"; "their frolic in
the surf threatened to become ugly" [syn: {play}, {romp},
{gambol}, {caper}]
[also: {frolicking}, {frolicked}]

v : play boisterously; "The children frolicked in the garden";
"the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers
romped in the playroom" [syn: {lark}, {rollick}, {skylark},
{disport}, {sport}, {cavort}, {gambol}, {frisk}, {romp},
{run around}, {lark about}]
[also: {frolicking}, {frolicked}]

frolic at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: was wotd » 2007|October|2


Alternative forms

* frolick


From Inter: etyl » nl Inter: term » vrolijk||cheerful. Compare German Inter: term » fröhlich||blitheful, gaily, happy, merry.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈfɹɒlɪk/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"frQlIk/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈfɹɑːlɪk/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"frA:lIk/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-frolic.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɒlɪk


    Inter: en-ad » j

  • Inter: context » now|_|rare Merry, joyous; later especially, frolicsome, sportive, full of playful mischief.
    1. 1897, Henry James, What Maisie Knew:
    2. : Beale, under this frolic menace, took nothing back at all; he was indeed apparently on the point of repeating his extravagence, but Miss Overmore instructed her little charge that she was not to listen to his bad jokes ....
    3. Inter: obsolete » rare Free; liberal; bountiful; generous.


      Inter: en-nou » n

  • Gaiety; merriment.
  • 1832-1888, Louisa May Alcott
  • : ...filled the souls of old and young with visions of splendor, frolic and fun.
  • A playful antic.


    Inter: trans-top » gaiety; merriment
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|веселье|n

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|jugueteo|m

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » playful antic
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|vallatlemine
    • Finnish: temmellys, kisailu

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Scherz|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|juguetear

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » ja: お祭り騒ぎ(おまつりさわぎ, omatsuri sawagi)

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » frolick|ing
  • Inter: intransitiv » e To romp; to behave playfully and uninhibitedly.
    1. Inter: transitive » archaic To cause to be merry.

      Derived terms

      * Inter: l » en|rollick


      Inter: trans-top » behave playfully and uninhibitedly

  • Chinese: 嫐 (nǎo)
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|plezier maken, Inter: t+ » nl|dollen, Inter: t- » nl|pret maken, Inter: t+ » nl|keten
  • Inter: trreq » eo
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|vallatlema
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|temmeltää, Inter: t+ » fi|kisailla, Inter: t+ » fi|ilotella, Inter: t- » fi|karkeloida
  • French: fôlatrer
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|scherzen

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|sgambettare
    • Japanese: 浮かれ騒ぐ(うかれさわぐ, ukare sawagu)
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|baraszkować, Inter: t- » pl|dokazywać, Inter: t- » pl|figlować, Inter: t- » pl|swawolić
    • Russian: резвиться (rezvít’s’a), проказничать (prokázničat’)
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|juguetear, Inter: t+ » es|retozar
    • Inter: trreq » sv

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * cavort

    Related terms

    * frolicsome


    * Inter: R:OED » 2
    Translation: et » frolic
    Translation: el » frolic
    Translation: es » frolic
    Translation: eo » frolic
    Translation: fr » frolic
    Translation: ko » frolic
    Translation: io » frolic
    Translation: it » frolic
    Translation: kn » frolic
    Translation: hu » frolic
    Translation: mg » frolic
    Translation: ml » frolic
    Translation: my » frolic
    Translation: pl » frolic
    Translation: ru » frolic
    Translation: sv » frolic
    Translation: ta » frolic
    Translation: te » frolic
    Translation: vi » frolic
    Translation: zh » frolic