Definitions

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  • adv. In a rollicking manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a carefree manner

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Examples

  • A rollickingly good story; Quentin Blake's illustrations capture every madcap moment irresistibly.

    Recommended reads: ages 5–7

  • I enjoyed your take on Julie & Julia too, and am trying to find an excuse to use “rollickingly posh” in conversation.

    A Passion for Life « Tales from the Reading Room

  • Julia Child was a larger than life figure: tall, gangling, rollickingly posh with an extraordinary voice that swooped and swelled and swarmed over its plummy vowels.

    A Passion for Life « Tales from the Reading Room

  • I thought of the Berliner, whose name God being dead, irony still rollickingly alive was Wolfgang, pictured his last moments: the frost reeling under him, his moonlit muzzle and sweating pelt, the split-second in which his eyes merged dis-belief and fear and horror and sadness and relief—then the white and final light of silver.

    'The Last Werewolf'

  • There's something rollickingly puritanical about a film like "Salt," which is director Phillip Noyce's first feature since the 2006 apartheid drama "Catch a Fire," and around which the word "fun" will be bandied about.

    'Salt': Fun, if Not Quite a Meal

  • There's something rollickingly puritanical about a film like "Salt," which is director Phillip Noyce's first feature since the 2006 apartheid drama "Catch a Fire," and around which the word "fun" will b

    The Fog of Film

  • There's also a little comedy-gold discovery here by the name of Rowan Atkinson, a very young man who all but steals the show as a sarcastic prep-school teacher with the oddest-named class in the world, and with his rollickingly hilarious "pianist" routine.

    Gregory Weinkauf: Smile and Say "Cleese!" - How the Secret Policeman Mocks, Rocks and Shocks

  • Re: rollickingly dim-sounding names, I must submit a character that Sarah Silverman played in a Tom Goes to the Mayor episode: Barb Dunderbarn.

    Black and White World: Strange Toast – The Bleat.

  • And what a ritual it will be, combining the most heart-warming, most devout, and most rollickingly fun aspects of the Jewish, Christian, Moslem, and other religious forms of the marriage ceremony.

    Ellis Weiner: An Open Memo to Bill Frist

  • He threw a newspaper at the censorious suit-case and, much relieved, went to bed to dream that he was a rabbit making enormously amusing jests, at which he laughed rollickingly in half-dream, till he realized that he was being awakened by the sound of long sobs from the room of Istra Nash.

    Our Mr. Wrenn

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