Definition of laughingly in English:

laughingly

adverb

  • 1In an amused way; with laughter.

    • ‘When they reached the sand, Muriel laughingly took off her sandals and her shorts.’
    • ‘I apologised laughingly for staring, I felt as if I was constantly just staring, trying to take in every physical aspect of this man for whom I had left my previous life without ever meeting.’
    • ‘‘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.’
    • ‘The pair now are good friends, and she speaks laughingly of her nonstop travel schedule and increased computer literacy.’
    • ‘He applied for what he laughingly says his wife described as ‘real jobs’ - though he cannot remember what they were.’
    • ‘The shot-putter, who laughingly describes himself as ‘six-foot-four and 290 pounds’, says local women can be especially impressed by large men in tracksuits.’
    • ‘‘The result was we decided to get married,’ she said laughingly at a press conference in Delhi recently.’
    • ‘But, as Marie laughingly revealed to us, the medal is a fake.’
    • ‘‘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.’
    • ‘All in good fun, we laughingly made our way through the 20-odd questions, secretly jotting down our responses on separate papers.’
    • ‘When people ask him how long he bakes his bread, Dale laughingly replies, ‘Some days it takes 30 minutes, others an hour; it depends on how hot the oven is.’’
    • ‘They laughingly proffer a red slice of watermelon.’
    • ‘And so we did, wildly, laughingly, in the rain and wind, thunder and lightning.’
    • ‘‘I tried it once and it came out like sweet milk with alcohol in it,’ the mother of two laughingly recalled.’
    • ‘The African loudly and laughingly repeats the tots' request.’
    • ‘‘We're at the embarrassing bit,’ she explains, and her PR laughingly says she'd better buy the paper to read the interview.’
    • ‘Looking at one of the awning's outer support beams, he laughingly recalls a time when some of his friends kicked him out of his bedding for snoring too loudly.’
    1. 1.1 With amused ridicule or ludicrous inappropriateness:
      ‘we finally reached what we laughingly called civilization’
      • ‘Ok, I've sort of described what I'll be up to in what we laughingly call the near future.’
      • ‘She plays down, somewhat laughingly, the individual importance of an Oscar.’
      • ‘And the information is cutting edge, though I hope that when my kids are my age, it will be laughingly obsolete.’
      • ‘At other times - and especially during what we laughingly call the Scottish ‘summer’ - only a horizontal week of sand and sea will do.’
      • ‘Airlines have shrunk schedules and staffs to the point of eliminating what were laughingly referred to as meals on many routes.’
      • ‘The mood on the coach was good humoured - laughingly compared to a school trip, except better prepared with wicker picnic baskets and a bottle of port.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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’.’
      • ‘She laughingly adds that working with the star was not such a terrible facet of making this move.’
      • ‘It would have covered the terrace outside the ‘out-house’ and made a mess of the grassed area, laughingly referred to as ‘the lawn’.’
      • ‘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’.’
      • ‘He also believes that pensioners are underpaid, so does that mean that we can look forward to a substantial increase in what this government laughingly calls a pension?’
      • ‘Several points which had been lurking somewhere in the hidden depths of what I like to refer to laughingly as my mind crystallized as I was watching the game.’
      • ‘I don't know why I remember that; the movie itself was laughingly forgettable.’
      • ‘The camera's perched right above the monitor, looking out over what I laughingly call my ‘study.’’

Pronunciation

laughingly

/ˈlɑːfɪŋli/