Definitions

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  • adj. joky; mischievously high-spirited

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Rather larky; inclined to be larky.

Etymologies

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lark +‎ -ish

Examples

  • No matter how bored we get we are not going to find revisiting pre-algebra larkish.

    Vampire Fashion Week!

  • Scorsese's apocalyptic visions don't always mesh with the larkish black comedy.

    Which Circle Next, Dante?

  • The not entirely upright hero of this larkish tall tale is Micky O'Neill (Adrian Dunbar), the proprietor of a Liverpool nightclub that caters to the local Irish population.

    Celebrate The Unexpected

  • Wong's nocturnal, cramped, neon-lit Hong Kong, awash in Western pop music, resembles the streets of "" Blade Runner, '' re-dressed for a larkish study of missed connections.

    Chinese Takeout

  • Her serviette was of a larkish disposition, declining to remain on her lap, and distress increased each time that Henry recovered it; generally, at these moments of confusion, Lady Douglass took the opportunity to send down some perplexing inquiry, and the girl felt grateful to Henry for replying on her behalf.

    Love at Paddington

  • Tradition laid it heavy upon each singer in his turn to keep the pot a-boiling by memory or by new invention, and the chant went forward with hypnotic cadence to a tune of larkish, ripping gayety.

    The Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories

  • A spell of his larkish hilarity was for the punishment of the girl devoted to his heroical performances, as he still considered her to be, though women are notoriously volatile, and her language was mounting a stage above the kitchen.

    The Amazing Marriage — Volume 4

  • How she ambled and sidled and plumed herself, and now and then let fly her little heels high in air in mere excess of larkish feeling.

    Baddeck, and That Sort of Thing

  • The exhilaration of the long spring-board, the necessity of holding on to something or somebody to prevent being tossed overboard, put occupants in a larkish mood that they might never attain in an ordinary vehicle.

    Their Pilgrimage

  • Marquis of Waterford had made a wager that he would shave Muntz, and that Muntz carried the stick to prevent that larkish young nobleman from carrying the intention into practice.

    Personal Recollections of Birmingham and Birmingham Men

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