Smiling - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈsmaɪlɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word smiling
Brit.  |ˈsmaɪlɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word smiling
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to smile

noun

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

adjective

- smiling with happiness or optimism(syn: beamish, twinkly)

Examples

...teachers smiling at the frolicsome students leaving school for summer vacation...

He greeted me with the swagger he's learned since he became a fighter pilot, smiling, his blue eyes glowing.

He looked down at the sea of smiling faces before him.

Sid was not his usual smiling self.

He is a smiling piece of vacancy.

Standing there listening to the song, he caught himself smiling from ear to ear.

They were deep in conversation, relaxed and smiling.

The two men stood facing each other, smiling.

He turned to see her smiling fondly at him.

He was smiling in a way I found very irritating.

He was smiling broadly now.

Smiling, she stood and closed the blinds.

He was met by a trio of smiling executives.

His sharp wit had them all smiling.

The photo shows a smiling, youthful Burgos.

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