Complete Definition of "gambol"

English

Pronunciation
IPA|/ËgæmbÉl/

Verb
en-verb|gambols|gambolling in British English, gamboling in American English|gambolled in British English, gamboled in American English

#intransitive To run and skip about playfully; to frolic.
#*1949: George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four, p22
#*:It was somehow slightly frightening, like the gambolling of tiger cubs which will soon grow up into man-eaters.
#*1995: Neal Stephenson, The Diamond Age: or a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer pp. 286 (ISBN 0-553-38096-6)
#*:Three girls moved across the billiard-table lawn of a great manor house, circling and swarming about a common center of gravity like gamboling sparrows.

Noun
en-noun

#An instance of running or skipping about playfully.

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