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smile

smile

 
 
pronunciation:
smaIl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: smiled, smiles, smiling
definition: to wear an expression on the face in which the corners of the mouth turn up and the eyes get brighter. Smiling usually shows that a person is happy, amused, or friendly.
Nina smiled as she opened her big present.The new student was nervous, but he felt better when the teacher smiled at him.
 
similar words:
beam, grin
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the act or an instance of smiling.
The winner wore a big smile as she collected her prize.She gave him a friendly smile.
derivations: smiling (adj.), smilingly (adv.)
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