Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Lively or playful.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Full of gaiety and mirth; given to pranks; sportive.
  • Synonyms Gay. frisky, lively, playful, coltish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Full of gayety and mirth; given to pranks; sportive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Given to frolicking; playful.

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

  • adjective given to merry frolicking

Etymologies

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frolic +‎ -some

Examples

  • Too staid for the formation of ripples, too swift for calm content, the river seemed to boil up from below in a kind of frolicsome rage.

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  • As Lennard and the doctor sat filling the crew's cabin with billows of smoke, the former said -- "There's a kind of frolicsome humour about these men that truly pleases me.

    A Dream of the North Sea

  • With acres of frolicsome Jonathan Adler-designed spaces with sceney, celeb-studded pools, communal fire-pits and Jacuzzi-hopping, The Parker Palm Springs is the place to see and be seen.

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  • He shows you how to be frolicsome and clever while getting things done.

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  • We see Agent B storming in to the restaurant's kitchen, devilishly sucking the spoon from a pot of sauce and challenging an atypically frolicsome chef to a French-stick sword fight.

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  • With acres of frolicsome Jonathan Adler-designed spaces with sceney, celeb-studded pools, communal fire-pits and Jacuzzi-hopping, The Parker Palm Springs is the place to see and be seen.

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  • If you've ever wondered how a big family gets all their socks mated, please check out this new site by the frolicsome and fun Parente family.

    New Website: How Do You Mate Socks?

  • Mélisande's restlessness with Golaud turns frolicsome, even transgressive, by Pelléas's side.

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  • If you've ever wondered how a big family gets all their socks mated, please check out this new site by the frolicsome and fun Parente family.

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  • Heyer was never taken seriously by her contemporary critics "waggishly frolicsome, pertly paced", but "Regency Buck" and most of her other novels are still in print.

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  • Gentle sir, my heart is frolicsome and free...

    Gilbert, Patience.

    August 21, 2008

  • But she was not like those selfish jilts, who put out the cullibility of their lovers to usury. The pillage of the plodding merchant, or the grave family man, was squandered upon the first gambler or prize-fighter who happened to find his way into her frolicsome fancy.

    - Lesage, The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, tr. Smollett, bk 5 ch. 1

    September 19, 2008

  • He swung his wife into a frolicsome fandango.

    - William Steig, Doctor De Soto Goes to Africa

    September 20, 2008