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Below you will find the definition of gambol, followed by 36 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement
EXAMPLES - Gambol in a Sentence
- They create no new jobs and gambol away our economy. (source)
- Lambs gamboling - they really do gambol, as we can see. (source)
- Agion continued to gambol, Brithelm to rejoice and to talk. (source)
- I want to wear a garland on my head and gambol around the dale. (source)
- Don't you allow I pay pretty handsomely for a mere young man's gambol? (source)
- I still don't know what gambol means, and you have used that word twice. (source)
- I love that natural feel and flow where you can gambol over space and time. (source)
- To gambol freely across the wastelands of an American city, as a local politician! (source)
- With sighs of relief Charlie and I watched Molly and Fraser gambol with the kangaroos. (source)
- At first, two dancers, one man and one woman, gambol out on the tips of their black pointe shoes. (source)
- Did not the shining blanched fur of the poor hunted fox, affrighted from gambol and frisk, entice you on? (source)
- "The rest of us get to gambol around the slopes and these kids have to strap on oxygen and reach the summit." (source)
- Rocking to the music, Hunkapa Aub backed out of the opening and into the snow where he could gambol unconfined. (source)
- May you frolic and cavort and gambol and caper in a madcap series of wacky zany antics that are fondly remembered always. (source)
- But he makes no comment on the pronunciation of gambol, while saying it must not be confused with gamble, and we also find (source)
- I'm taking today off, as well as Monday, and you should be getting out of the office to frolic and gambol in the daisy fields! (source)
- It told of the Rainbow Bridge, where deceased pets gambol in sunshine and clover, waiting to greet their owners in the hereafter. (source)
- Nothing beats the fish-bowl effect of strolling, and lolling, under curved, see-through tunnels where giant rays and garoupa gambol. (source)
- Crocus and snowdrops, like Morisot's toddlers in pastel baby gowns, crowd anemones, and lambs gambol in daffodils weighed down by dewy diamonds. (source)
- Watching Cezer gambol among the trees, terrifying small creatures with inherent sadistic delight but without malice, he almost wished he was a cat. (source)
- It's supposedly, theoretically, marvelous to gambol about in a "something-for-everyone" culture where all tastes are catered to by one medium or many. (source)
- Razor-toothed Velociraptors gambol in the Trinity Church cemetery, screeching horribly, picking at bones and causing the debt markets to freeze up, again. (source)
- And nobody can resist the EcoSpheres, fully contained self-sustaining ecosystems in which tiny shrimp gambol among seaweed in a dome the size of a paperweight. (source)
- Rows of brick garden apartments all backed onto a massive common garden: a shared backyard for children to play, dogs to gambol, and families to eat picnics together. (source)
- The brutality of Griselda's husband is muted by the sheer elegance of his surroundings and the antics of the exotic pet dogs and monkeys that gambol among the colonnades. (source)
- She tamed a fox cub; when it grew to a vixen she let it go free, but it brought its cubs round yearly for us to see, letting them gambol in the twilight on the grass under the oaks. (source)
- Unfortunately, everything ended up heading into the Nexus Of Suck where the Ben Nelsons and Susan Collinses of the world gambol and play in plushie costumes, limiting the effectiveness of bills. (source)
- Think Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade meets Burning Man-and if your synapses don't short out, you'll have an inkling of the madcap revelry unleashed when over 1200 free spirits gambol down Colorado Avenue. ' (source)
- He drew near and under the rich foliage growing about the outskirts of Endelstow Park, the spotty lights and shades from the shining moon maintaining a race over his head and down his back in an endless gambol. (source)
- He had not given voice, even inwardly, to such thoughts in years, although one day, watching a yak calf gambol about the rocks like a goat, he asked himself what the Great God Pan might think of the Buddhist way of life. (source)
- What glare of fires, and roar of popular tumult, and wail of pestilence and famine, have come sweeping over the wild plain where nothing is now heard but the wind, and where the solitary lizards gambol unmolested in the sun! (source)
- The beautifully shot " Sans Supervision " plays both ends of the title ' s implications as a little girl is left to her own devices when her parents go off on a romantic gambol during an apparent family outing to a wooded park land. (source)
- His inexhaustible gift of lightning repartee I saw illustrated on another occasion, when he presided at the midnight "gambol" of a Bohemian club, at which it needed the utmost tact and presence of mind to "ride the whirlwind and direct the storm." (source)
- I love to see the kind eyes of women fondly watching them as they gambol about; a female face, be it ever so plain, when occupied in regarding children, becomes celestial almost, and a man can hardly fail to be good and happy while he is looking on at such sights. (source)
- (In Rome, Mario Rutelli's most famous figures are of women: the sexy naiads who gambol around Neptune on the fountain in Piazza Esedra, and, at the opposite side of the city, Anita Garibaldi, the hero Giuseppe's fiery Argentine wife, shown riding sidesaddle on a leaping horse, firing a pistol with one hand and holding a baby in the other.) (source)
- For, said they, the buds are the children of the flowers, and the little playful streams that gambol down the hill-sides are the children of the water; and the smallest bright specks playing at hide and seek in the sky all night, must surely be the children of the stars; and they would all be grieved to see their playmates, the children of men, no more. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 36 example sentences provided below is 59.0, which suggests that "gambol" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 27 synonyms for gambol.
bound, caper, carry on, cavort, cut, cut a caper, cut loose, fool around, frisk, frolic, hop, horse around, jump, kibitz around, kick up one's heels, lark, leap, play, prance, revel, roister, rollick, romp, skip, sport, spring, whoop it up
We have 1 antonym for gambol.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of gambol from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-intransitive) To leap about playfully; frolic.
- (noun) A playful skipping or frolicking about.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (verb) To move about playfully; to frolic.
- (verb) to do a forward roll
- (noun) An instance of running or skipping about playfully.
- (noun) An instance of more general frisking or frolicking.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A skipping or leaping about in frolic; a hop; a sportive prank.
- (verb-intransitive) To dance and skip about in sport; to frisk; to skip; to play in frolic, like boys or lambs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) A skipping, leaping, or frisking about; a spring, leap, skip, or jump, as in frolic or sport.
- (None) To skip about in sport; caper in frolic, like children or lambs; frisk carelessly or heedlessly.
- (None) Synonyms To frolic, romp, caper.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement
- (verb) play boisterously