Grin - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡrɪn|  American pronunciation of the word grin
Brit.  |ɡrɪn|  British pronunciation of the word grin


- a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement (syn: grinning, smile, smiling)


- to draw back the lips and reveal the teeth, in a smile, grimace, or snarl


She continued to tease her brother, grinning wickedly.

...grinned at the kids' fooling around in the pool...

She grinned approbation.

She grinned at me, her eyes sparkling.

He walked out of the pool, grinning widely.

He was grinning like an idiot (=grinning in a silly way).

She wore a wicked grin after her victory.

He was wearing a foolish grin.

...a cheery grin on the host of the holiday party...

He just stood there with a dumb grin on his face.

She has an infectious grin.

He seems to have a perpetual grin on his face.

...whenever I smiled, the baby would respond with an apish grin...

The major hesitated, and then a grin lamped up his dial.

He swaggered down the street with a foolish grin on his face.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: grin
he/she/it: grins
present participle: grinning
past tense: grinned
past participle: grinned
singular: grin
plural: grins
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