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sky·lark / ˈskīˌlärk/ • n. a common Eurasian and North African lark (genus Alauda, family Alaudidae) of farmland and open country, noted for its prolonged song given in hovering flight. • v. [intr.] pass time by playing tricks or practical jokes; indulge in horseplay: he was skylarking with a friend when he fell into a pile of boxes.