laughingly

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 laughing while you do it

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • 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 — adverb see laugh I …   New Collegiate 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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