smiling

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smiling (comparative more smiling, superlative most smiling)

  1. That which smiles or has a smile.
    smiling children
    • 1915, Emerson Hough, The Purchase Price, Ch.I:
      Serene, smiling, enigmatic, she faced him with no fear whatever showing in her dark eyes. The clear light of the bright autumn morning had no terrors for youth and health like hers.

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Noun[edit]

smiling (countable and uncountable, plural smilings)

  1. The action of the verb to smile.
    Smiling takes fewer muscles than frowning.
    • 1837, Harriet Catharine Grew, Memorials of a Young Christian
      We [] shall ascend to our Father's home of holiness, to enjoy perpetually the smilings of his face []

Verb[edit]

smiling

  1. Present participle of smile.
    They were smiling at the children.

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