Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Gaiety; merriment: fun and frolic.
  • n. A gay, carefree time.
  • n. A playful antic.
  • intransitive v. To behave playfully and uninhibitedly; romp.
  • intransitive v. To engage in merrymaking, joking, or teasing.
  • adj. Archaic Merry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Merry, joyous; later especially, frolicsome, sportive, full of playful mischief.
  • adj. Free; liberal; bountiful; generous.
  • n. Gaiety; merriment.
  • n. A playful antic.
  • v. To romp; to behave playfully and uninhibitedly.
  • v. To cause to be merry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Full of levity; dancing, playing, or frisking about; full of pranks; frolicsome; gay; merry.
  • n. A wild prank; a flight of levity, or of gayety and mirth.
  • n. A scene of gayety and mirth, as in lively play, or in dancing; a merrymaking.
  • intransitive v. To play wild pranks; to play tricks of levity, mirth, and gayety; to indulge in frolicsome play; to sport.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Gay; merry; sportive; full of mirth or pranks.
  • n. A flight of levity or gaiety and mirth; a prank.
  • n. A scene of gaiety and mirth, as in dancing or play; a merrymaking.
  • n. A plaything or an ornament.
  • n. Synonyms Gambol, escapade.
  • To play merry pranks; engage in acts of levity, mirth, and gaiety.

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

  • v. play boisterously
  • n. gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From Dutch vrolijk, merry, from Middle Dutch vrolijc : vro, happy + -lijc, -like; see līk- in Indo-European roots.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Dutch vrolijk ("cheerful"). Compare German fröhlich ("blitheful, gaily, happy, merry").

Examples

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  • As an adjective:

    "It was sweet to see them so frolic."

    April 23, 2011

  • A possibly fun village in Northumberland, England.

    January 1, 2008

  • cues green, rolling meadows.

    cues warm sunlight and a gentle breeze.

    December 15, 2007