Any one numerous species of singing birds of the genus Alauda and allied genera (family Alaudidæ). They mostly belong to Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa. In America they are represented by the shore larks, or horned larks, of the genus Otocoris. The true larks have holaspidean tarsi, very long hind claws, and, usually, dull, sandy brown colors.
any of numerous predominantly Old World birds noted for their singing
any carefree episode
a bird which sings a song proceeding from the recollection of the benefits of God
a carefree or spirited adventure, a harmless prank; or any of various chiefly Old World birds of the family Alaudidae, especially the skylark, having a sustained, melodious song
Larks are passerine birds of the predominantly Old World family Alaudidae. Only one species, the Shore Lark, has spread to North America, where it is called the Horned Lark.