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Definitions and Synonyms of smile | Another word for smile | What is smile?

Definition 1: a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for smile in the sense of this definition

(smile is a kind of ...) a gesture executed with the facial muscles

(... is a kind of smile ) a silly self-conscious smile

(... is a kind of smile ) a smile expressing smugness or scorn instead of pleasure

Definition 2: change one's facial expression by spreading the lips, often to signal pleasure - [verb of body]

(smile is a kind of ...) contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state

"He grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do"

(... is a kind of smile ) produce dimples while smiling

"The child dimpled up to the adults"

(... is a kind of smile ) to draw back the lips and reveal the teeth, in a smile, grimace, or snarl

(... is a kind of smile ) smile radiantly; express joy through one's facial expression

(... is a kind of smile ) smile affectedly or derisively

(... is a kind of smile ) smile contemptuously

"she sneered at her little sister's efforts to play the song on the piano"

Definition 3: express with a smile - [verb of communication]

Samples where smile or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She smiled her thanks

(smile is a kind of ...) give expression to

"She showed her disappointment"

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