laughingly
adverb see laugh I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Laughingly — Laugh ing*ly, adv. With laughter or merriment. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • laughingly — laugh|ing|ly [ˈla:fıŋli US ˈlæ ] adv 1.) if something is laughingly called something, the name is a joke, or is not suitable ▪ The news network was laughingly referred to as the Disaster Channel. 2.) if you do something laughingly, you are… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • laughingly — [[t]lɑ͟ːfɪŋli, læ̱f [/t]] ADV: ADV with v If you laughingly refer to something with a particular name or description, the description is not appropriate and you think that this is either amusing or annoying. I spent much of what I laughingly call …   English dictionary

  • laughingly — adverb 1 if something is laughingly called something or described in a particular way, you think it is so bad that the name or description seems stupid: This room is laughingly referred to as the Quality Control Centre . 2 if you do something… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • laughingly — laugh|ing|ly [ læfıŋli ] adverb 1. ) in a way that shows you think something is silly 2. ) if you do something laughingly, you laugh as you do it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • laughingly — UK [ˈlɑːfɪŋlɪ] / US [ˈlæfɪŋlɪ] adverb 1) in a way that shows you think something is silly 2) if you do something laughingly, you laugh as you do it …   English dictionary

  • laughingly — adverb with laughter; while laughing (Freq. 1) he told the story laughingly …   Useful english dictionary

  • laughingly — See laugher. * * * …   Universalium

  • laughingly — adverb a) With laughter or merriment. b) (jocularly): with derision …   Wiktionary

  • laughingly — adv. in a laughing manner …   English contemporary dictionary

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