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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Annie's husband was pictured in newspapers cavorting with a fashion model.
▪ As so often seemed to be the case, the cavorting sea creatures heralded bad weather.
▪ In the front, on another video screen, three well-built specimens cavorted on the tailgate of a pickup truck.
▪ Instead, we played some strange game that culminated in cavorting naked in the snow except for boots, underpants and balaclavas.
▪ The driver cavorted round the bus, beaming - no less surprised and pleased than we were.
▪ Their strategy is, near as anybody can tell, to find every female Clinton might possibly have cavorted with.
▪ There are also pictures of both men cavorting in gauzy loincloths.
▪ What was I doing cavorting with boulders in the middle of nowhere?
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Cavort \Ca*vort"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cavorted; p. pr. & vb. n. Cavorting.] To prance ostentatiously; -- said of a horse or his rider.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1793, cauvaut, American English, of uncertain origin, sometimes said to be an alteration of curvet "a leap by a horse," from French and related to curve (v.). Or perhaps from ca- colloquial intensive prefix + vault "to jump, leap." Modern form attested by 1829. Related: Cavorted; cavorting.\n


vb. 1 (context originally intransitive English) To prance, said of mounts 2 (context intransitive English) To move about carelessly, playfully or boisterously.


v. play boisterously; "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the playroom" [syn: frolic, lark, rollick, skylark, disport, sport, gambol, frisk, romp, run around, lark about]

Usage examples of "cavort".

There, cavorting and frolicking in the hot mineral pools amid petrified crystal waterfalls tumbling down the cliffs, he succeeded in forgetting all about the laughter of Rhodesand Chian ships which gave him the fright of his life.

The decaying forms of Deep Fields reared up in response to the unaccustomed noise, detached arms and legs, wheels and gears, spinning and cavorting, tumbling and twirling in a Danse Macabre such as Deep Fields had never seen.

The capering figures had put her inmind of the time she had seen them last, when their black shadows cavorted around the fire outside the basement room.

Instruments were twisted to new demands, cellos made to reach the realm of violins, trombones to cavort like flutes, kettledrums given figures of unprecedented complexity.

Calvin watched the remaining mobbers cavorting and gamboling in front ot the hot glowing embers and laughed.

Calvin watched the remaining mobbers cavorting and gamboling in front of the hot glowing embers and laughed.

Kairthe and Eliste screamed, Prince vo Plume barked and cavorted wildly, and the nit zipped out of range.

There were sledders on the slopes leading down to the bayou, and kids ran and cavorted about the frozen playground equipment under the watchful, indulgent eyes of adults.

In the nebulous depths a silver bull cavorted, his head wreated with flowers.

Enid Blatter had borne their cavorting for half a dozen weekends through the summer.

The musicians were doing a blasting oom-pah-pah of brassy Bavarian folk music, and the girls, although they were cavorting on soft sawdust, contributed to the noise with the repeated thigh-slapping that the dance demanded.

She and Miss Litton remained friends all through the years, although Miss Litton refused to travel with her, as she thought cavorting about quite unbecoming a lady.

Twickenham and Thrimp, after all the speeches and cavorting were done, climbed into the airship and climbed back out again toting a great long clock, taller than both of them, and stout as a tree.

My new wife and I sat on the porch of the Granite Park Chalet in Glacier, sipping unblended Scotch and watching, at the safe distance provided by our binoculars, a sow with two cubs cavorting by the side of a small lake down the mountainside.

Being that the brownies were easily agitated, it would not bode well for his new bride to wake fully unenchanted to see thousands of savage creatures cavorting around her naked body.