v. dance and skip about in sport; leap playfully
See children gambol in the park is a pleasant experience.
Sentence in Classic:
When they saw me the silly blubbering fellows began frisking round me as calves break out and gambol round their mothers, when they see them coming home to be milked after they have been feeding all day, and the homestead resounds with their lowing.
Bird, looking the very picture of delight, was superintending the arrangements of the table, ever and anon mingling admonitory remarks to a number of frolicsome juveniles, who were effervescing in all those modes of untold gambol and mischief that have astonished mothers ever since the flood.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe Context
The little kitten, feasting her eyes on him, seemed ready at any moment to start her gambols again and display her kittenish nature.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Above them was a bare, rounded rock, on each side of which the water played its gambols, and plunged into the abysses beneath, in the manner already described.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
And finally there was a tremendous baying of dogs and a shrill crowing from the black cockerel, and out came Napoleon himself, majestically upright, casting haughty glances from side to side, and with his dogs gambolling round him.
Animal Farm By George Orwell Context
I leaned back in the embrasure in a more comfortable position, so that I could enjoy more fully the aërial gambolling.