That Word: Smile (14)

That Word is a segment where I will be posting a new word each week. They are words that I’ve newly discovered or words I’ve known but wanted to be more thorough in knowing the meaning. This could be for you writer’s like myself looking carefully into the words we use or it could be for those people who are just interested in all kinds of different words. No matter which one you are, this post is for you. This week’s word is…




Where I Discovered It

I mainly chose to share this word because I realised that there is actually a few different ways to say smile and I guess slightly different smiles you can give.



  1. to assume a facial expression indicating pleasure, favor, or amusement, but sometimes derision or scorn, characterized by an upturning of the corners of the mouth.
  2. to regard with favor:
  3. to have a pleasant or agreeable appearance or aspect, as natural scenes, objects, etc.
  4. to assume or give (a smile, especially of a given kind):
  5. to express by a smile:
  6. to bring, put, drive, etc., by or as by smiling:
  7. the act or an instance of smiling; a smiling expression of the face.
  8. Favour or kindly regard
  9. A pleasant or agreeable appearance, look or aspect


Example Sentences

He encouraged them with a smile.

The couple welcomed them at the door with a smile.

The smile spread across his face, the excitement contagious.

Definitions sourced from


My Thoughts

When I began this post I didn’t realise that there would be so many definitions for smile. I had assumed it would be one or two, maybe three at the most. Turns out there is a lot that can be said of a smile. It makes me glad I decided to share it with you today.

Smile is a simple word to say in my opinion. You just have to keep in mind the silent e at the end. Although fun fact sometimes when I’m writing in a notebook and I’m thinking too fast or maybe writing to fast for some reason I add an e to the end of words that don’t need it. I’ve noticed it is a common mistake of mine.


What do you think? Did you realise such a common word could have so many definitions? What are your thoughts? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

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