Smile is the thing you do with your face when you are happy -– or want others to think you are. Your expression softens and your mouth turns up at the corners.

Smile, noun or verb, with its universal message and association with enjoyment and pleasure, is a very useful word. It can express joy or even say hello. Of course if you “smile through your sorrows,” you are either tying to make yourself feel better or fool other people into thinking you are happy. But in general, a smile is a good sign. And as the song goes “You’re never fully dressed without a smile.”

Definitions of smile

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

grin, grinning, smiling
a silly self-conscious smile
a smile expressing smugness or scorn instead of pleasure
Type of:
facial expression, facial gesture
a gesture executed with the facial muscles

v change one's facial expression by spreading the lips, often to signal pleasure

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produce dimples while smiling
to draw back the lips and reveal the teeth, in a smile, grimace, or snarl
smile radiantly; express joy through one's facial expression
simper, smirk
smile affectedly or derisively
smile contemptuously
to smirk contemptuously
Type of:
grimace, make a face, pull a face
contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state

v express with a smile

“She smiled her thanks”
Type of:
evince, express, show
give expression to

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