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FROLIC (frolicked, frolicking)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does frolic mean? 

FROLIC (noun)
  The noun FROLIC has 1 sense:

1. gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement

  Familiarity information: FROLIC used as a noun is very rare.

FROLIC (verb)
  The verb FROLIC has 1 sense:

1. play boisterously

  Familiarity information: FROLIC used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

FROLIC (noun)

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Gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


frolic; gambol; romp; caper; play

Context examples:

it was all done in play / their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly

Hypernyms ("frolic" is a kind of...):

diversion; recreation (an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "frolic"):

coquetry; dalliance; flirt; flirtation; flirting; toying (playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest)

craziness; folly; foolery; indulgence; lunacy; tomfoolery (foolish or senseless behavior)

game (frivolous or trifling behavior)

horseplay (rowdy or boisterous play)

teasing (playful vexation)

word play (playing on words or speech sounds)

FROLIC (verb)

Sense 1frolic [BACK TO TOP]


Play boisterously

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming


rollick; romp; run around; skylark; lark about; lark; gambol; frolic; frisk; cavort; disport; sport

Context examples:

The children frolicked in the garden / the gamboling lambs in the meadows / The toddlers romped in the playroom

Hypernyms (to "frolic" is one way to...):

play (be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP

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