What does smiling mean?

Definitions for smiling
smil·ing

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word smiling.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. smile, smiling, grin, grinningadjective

    a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement

  2. beamish, smiling(a), twinklyadjective

    smiling with happiness or optimism

    "Come to my arms, my beamish boy!"- Lewis Carroll; "a room of smiling faces"; "a round red twinkly Santa Claus"

Wiktionary

  1. smilingnoun

    The action of the verb to smile.

    Smiling takes fewer muscles than frowning.

  2. smilingadjective

    That which smiles or has a smile.

    smiling children

Wikipedia

  1. Smiling

    A smile is a facial expression formed primarily by flexing the muscles at the sides of the mouth. Some smiles include a contraction of the muscles at the corner of the eyes, an action known as a Duchenne smile. Among humans, a smile expresses delight, sociability, happiness, joy, or amusement. It is distinct from a similar but usually involuntary expression of anxiety known as a grimace. Although cross-cultural studies have shown that smiling is a means of communication throughout the world, there are large differences among different cultures, religions, and societies, with some using smiles to convey confusion or embarrassment.

ChatGPT

  1. smiling

    Smiling is a facial expression characterized by the lifting of the corners of the mouth, often accompanied by the upward movement of the cheeks and wrinkling around the eyes, indicating happiness, positivity, amusement, friendliness, or satisfaction.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Smiling

    of Smile

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Smiling

    A facial expression which may denote feelings of pleasure, affection, amusement, etc.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SMILING

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Smiling is ranked #59742 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Smiling surname appeared 338 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Smiling.

    48.5% or 164 total occurrences were Black.
    36% or 122 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    10% or 34 total occurrences were White.
    2.6% or 9 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.6% or 9 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'smiling' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4050

Anagrams for smiling »

  1. sliming

  2. simling

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of smiling in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of smiling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of smiling in a Sentence

  1. Rafael Anchia:

    We are not going to buckle to the big lie in the state of Texas, we are not here smiling, we are not spiking the ball, we are not saying we are happy. In fact we are sad for democracy in the state of Texas.

  2. Breeana Glisson:

    Like, one minute I'm sitting here and I'm smiling and one minute I'm bawling my eyes out.

  3. Rashid Abdi:

    From where I sit, I think there was a monumental failure of analysis, internationally, i think people failed to apprehend the complex nature of Ethiopia's transition, especially they failed to appreciate also the complex side of Abiy, that he was not all this sunny, smiling guy. That beneath was a much more calculating, and even Machiavellian figure, who eventually will I think push the country towards a much more dangerous path.

  4. Hailey Littrell:

    Stop crying about dying, and start smiling about living.

  5. Ayako Nakayama:

    A change in Happy New Era '' may happen only once in our life time, so it's a happy day, and I wanted my child also to be present at that moment, i hope this is a peaceful era where everyone can live with smiling faces.' . Elsewhere, couples wanting to register their marriages as soon as the Reiwa era began at midnight had lined up at government offices, which set special desks for the paperwork. For 29-year-old Kenya Fujisaki, the move was mostly practical.

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