smilingly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

smiling +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

smilingly (comparative more smilingly, superlative most smilingly)

  1. In a smiling manner; with a smile.
    • Shakespeare, King Lear, act 5 scene 3 [1]
      But his flaw'd heart, / Alack, too weak the conflict to support! / 'Twixt two extremes of passion, joy and grief, / Burst smilingly.