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Definition of smile noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  •  the expression that you have on your face when you are happy, amused, etc. in which the corners of your mouth turn upward “Oh, hello,” he said,with a smile. She gave a wry smile. He had a big smile on his face. I'm going to wipe that smile off your face (= make you stop thinking this is funny).
  • Idioms looking very happy, especially soon after you have been looking worried or sad Twelve hours later she was all smiles again.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: smile