rollicking


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Related to rollicking: shrewdly, uneventful

rol·lick·ing

 (rŏl′ĭ-kĭng)
adj.
Carefree and high-spirited; boisterous: a rollicking celebration.

rol′lick·ing·ly adv.

rollicking

(ˈrɒlɪkɪŋ)
adj
boisterously carefree and swaggering
n
informal Brit a very severe telling-off; dressing-down
[C20: for sense 2: from rollick (vb) (in former sense: to be angry, make a fuss); perhaps influenced by bollocking]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rollicking - given to merry frolicking; "frolicsome students celebrated their graduation with parties and practical jokes"
playful - full of fun and high spirits; "playful children just let loose from school"

rollicking

1

rollicking

2
noun (Brit. informal) scolding, lecture, reprimand, telling-off, roasting (informal), wigging (Brit. slang), ticking off (informal), dressing-down (informal), tongue-lashing (informal) Whoever was responsible got a rollicking.
Translations

rollicking

[ˈrɒlɪkɪŋ]
A. ADJalegre, divertido
we had a rollicking timenos divertimos una barbaridad
it was a rollicking partyfue una fiesta animadísima
it's a rollicking farcees una farsa de lo más divertido
B. N to give sb a rollicking (Brit) → poner a algn como un trapo

rollicking

[ˈrɒlɪkɪŋ]
adj
[party] → bruyant(e) et joyeux/euse
[play, comedy, book, film] → délirant(e)
adv
to have a rollicking good time → s'amuser follement
n (British) (= telling off) → engueulade f
to give sb a rollicking → engueuler qn

rollicking

adj personausgelassen; occasion, lifewild; rollicking (good) funMordsspaß m (inf); a rollicking successein Mordserfolg m (inf); to have a rollicking timerichtig auf die Pauke hauen (inf)
n (Brit inf: = telling-off) to get a rollickingruntergeputzt werden (inf); to give somebody a rollickingjdn runterputzen (inf)

rollicking

[ˈrɒlɪkɪŋ] adj (person) → incredibilmente esuberante; (party) → allegro/a e chiassoso/a
to have a rollicking time → divertirsi pazzamente
References in classic literature ?
We are singing a rollicking sea song, all save one who sits on the ground and weeps; and we are marking the rhythm with waving square faces.
Other friends, with whom I have sat at dinner in the brave, rollicking days in the Solomons have since passed out--by the same way.
Like a mob of young collegians, they are full of fight, fun, and wickedness, tumbling round the world at such a reckless, rollicking rate, that no prudent underwriter would insure them any more than he would a riotous lad at Yale or Harvard.
Then the bands turned their instruments towards Cathy and burst in with that rollicking frenzy of a tune, "Oh, we'll all get blind drunk when Johnny comes marching home - yes, we'll all get blind drunk when Johnny comes marching home
Toward evening the two steam tugs that had accompanied us with a rollicking champagne-party of young New Yorkers on board who wished to bid farewell to one of our number in due and ancient form departed, and we were alone on the deep.
When she broke into the swift rattling measures of a chorus some half-tipsy men near the stage joined in the rollicking refrain and glasses were pounded rhythmically upon the tables.
Oh, something with a nice, fast, rollicking, late-at-night-kind of flavor to it.
He longed for the fresh pure air of the greenwood, and the rollicking society of his yeomen.
A merry rollicking whistle was lilting up the lane.
There was something so infectious in the rollicking tunes which Captain Jim played that very soon Marshall Elliott's feet began to twitch.
But the third emir, now seeing himself all alone on the quarter-deck, seems to feel relieved from some curious restraint; for, tipping all sorts of knowing winks in all sorts of directions, and kicking off his shoes, he strikes into a sharp but noiseless squall of a hornpipe right over the Grand Turk's head; and then, by a dexterous sleight, pitching his cap up into the mizentop for a shelf, he goes down rollicking, so far at least as he remains visible from the deck, reversing all other processions, by bringing up the rear with music.
The trees were jubilant with birds, and the paths with rollicking children.