smile(redirected from smiling at)
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v. smiled, smil•ing,
- smilet - A little smile.
- mandarin crease, risorius of Santorini - Below each side of the mouth is the mandarin crease; the muscle that pulls the corners up to smile is the risorius of Santorini.
- miracle - From Latin miraculum, "object of wonder"; its ultimate root meant "to smile upon."
- gelasin - The dimples that appear when you smile are gelasins.
Smile can be a verb or a noun.
When you smile, the corners of your mouth curve outwards and slightly upwards, for example because you are pleased or amused.
If someone looks at you and smiles, for example to show kindness or friendliness, you say that they smile at you.
A smile is the expression that you have on your face when you smile.
You can say that someone gives you a smile.
Past participle: smiled
|Noun||1.||smile - a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement|
simper - a silly self-conscious smile
smirk - a smile expressing smugness or scorn instead of pleasure
|Verb||1.||smile - change one's facial expression by spreading the lips, often to signal pleasure|
dimple - produce dimples while smiling; "The child dimpled up to the adults"
grin - to draw back the lips and reveal the teeth, in a smile, grimace, or snarl
beam - smile radiantly; express joy through one's facial expression
sneer - smile contemptuously; "she sneered at her little sister's efforts to play the song on the piano"
|2.||smile - express with a smile; "She smiled her thanks"|
smile on or upon
... she said with a smile → ... dijo con una sonrisa, ... dijo sonriente or sonriendo
to be all smiles → ser todo sonrisas
her story brought a smile to my face → su historia me alegró la cara
to force a smile → forzar una sonrisa
to give sb a smile → sonreír a algn
he gave me a big smile → me sonrió de oreja a oreja
come on, give me a smile! → ¡vamos, una sonrisa!
she gave a wry smile → sonrió irónicamente
with a smile on one's lips → con una sonrisa en los labios
he managed a smile → sonrió a duras penas
his jokes failed to raise a smile → sus chistes no hicieron reír a nadie
to wipe the smile off sb's face → quitar a algn las ganas de reír
"yes" I said, smiling → -sí, dije sonriente or sonriendo
to smile at sb → sonreír a algn
to smile at sth → reírse de algo
what are you smiling at? → ¿de qué te ríes?
to smile at danger → reírse del peligro
she's had her problems but she always comes up smiling → ha tenido sus problemas, pero siempre se la ve sonriente
to keep smiling → seguir con la sonrisa en los labios
keep smiling! → ¡ánimo!
fortune smiled on him → le sonrió la fortuna
to smile to o.s → reírse por dentro or para sus adentros
she said with a smile → disse sorridendo
with a smile on one's lips → col sorriso sulle labbra
to be all smiles → essere raggiante
to give sb a smile → sorridere a qn
I'll soon wipe the smile off your face! → ti faccio io passare la voglia di ridere!
to smile at sb/sth → sorridere a qn/qc
to keep smiling → continuare a sorridere (fig) → conservare l'allegria
fortune smiled on him → la fortuna gli arrise