Definition of laughingly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    laughingly

     adverb
    adverb
    BrE BrE//ˈlɑːfɪŋli//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlæfɪŋli//
     
     
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  1. 1in an amused way He laughingly agreed.
  2. 2used to show that you think a particular word is not at all a suitable way of describing something and therefore seems ridiculous I finally reached what we laughingly call civilization.
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