A facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement.
Dutch: grijns, smuilen, lachen, glimlachen, lach, glimlach
Change one's facial expression by spreading the lips, often to signal pleasure.
Roget 836: be cheerful etc. adj.; have the mind at ease, smile, put a good face upon, keep up one's spirits; view the bright side of the picture, view things en couleur de rose [Fr.]; ridentem dicere virum [Lat.], cheer up, brighten up, light up, bear up; ... show more
Roget 840: amuse, entertain, divert, enliven; tickle the fancy; titillate, raise a smile, put in good humor; cause laughter, create laughter, occasion laughter, raise laughter, excite laughter, produce laughter, ... show more
Express with a smile.
Moby thesaurus: accost, address, be in heaven, be pleased, beam, bob, bow, bright smile, broad grin, caper, caracole, chirp, chirrup, crack a smile, curtsy, dance, delight, die with delight, ear-to-ear grin, embrace ... show more.
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