Definition of laughingly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɑːfɪŋli/


1In an amused way; with laughter.
Example sentences
  • ‘It just ended up being a huge success,’ Spicer says laughingly, ‘and we couldn't figure it out.
  • She laughingly assured us that the curds were made just hours ago.
  • ‘It is supposed to be a guest appearance, but I keep telling him that he has made me work real hard by giving me my longest lines ever,’ the actress says laughingly.
1.1With amused ridicule or ludicrous inappropriateness: we finally reached what we laughingly called civilization
More example sentences
  • Bitter experience has taught me that resistance is futile, so it was with a heavy heart that I left my so-called home and got behind the wheel of what Brenda laughingly refers to as my ‘car’.
  • Around this time of year it's the ‘I'd better do something or I'll never get into one of those sparkly knotted hankies that designers laughingly call party dresses’.
  • On the side, while we were doing what we laughingly refer to as ‘research’ for this piece, we came across this story from November 2000.

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