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Giggle vs. Smile — What's the Difference?

Giggle vs. Smile — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Giggle and Smile

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Giggle

To laugh with repeated short, spasmodic sounds.
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Smile

A smile is formed primarily by flexing the muscles at the sides of the mouth. Some smiles include a contraction of the muscles at the corner of the eyes, an action known as a Duchenne smile.
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Giggle

To utter while giggling.
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Smile

A facial expression characterized by an upward curving of the corners of the mouth and indicating pleasure, amusement, or derision.
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Giggle

A short, spasmodic laugh.
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Smile

To have or form a smile.
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Giggle

To laugh gently in a playful, nervous, or affected manner.
The jokes had them giggling like little girls all evening.
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Smile

To look with favor or approval
Fortune smiled on our efforts.
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Giggle

A high-pitched, silly laugh.
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Smile

To express cheerful acceptance or equanimity
We smiled at the bad weather and kept going.
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Giggle

(informal) Fun; an amusing episode.
We put itching powder down his shirt for giggles.
The women thought it would be quite a giggle to have a strippergram at the bride's hen party.
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Smile

To express with a smile
Grandmother smiled her consent.
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Giggle

To laugh with short catches of the breath or voice; to laugh in a light, affected, or silly manner; to titter with childish levity.
Giggling and laughing with all their mightAt the piteous hap of the fairy wight.
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Smile

A facial expression comprised by flexing the muscles of both ends of one's mouth, often showing the front teeth, without vocalisation, and in humans is a common involuntary or voluntary expression of happiness, pleasure, amusement, goodwill, or anxiety.
She's got a perfect smile.
He has a sinister smile.
She had a smile on her face.
He always puts a smile on my face.
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Giggle

A kind of laugh, with short catches of the voice or breath; a light, silly laugh.
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Smile

(figurative) Favour; propitious regard.
The smile of the gods
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Giggle

A foolish or nervous laugh
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Smile

A drink bought by one person for another.
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Giggle

Laugh nervously;
The girls giggled when the rock star came into the classroom
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Smile

(ambitransitive) To have (a smile) on one's face.
When you smile, the whole world smiles with you.
I don't know what he's smiling about.
She smiles a beautiful smile.
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Smile

(transitive) To express by smiling.
To smile consent, or a welcome
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Smile

(intransitive) To express amusement, pleasure, or love and kindness.
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Smile

(intransitive) To look cheerful and joyous; to have an appearance suited to excite joy.
The sun smiled down from a clear summer sky.
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Smile

(intransitive) To be propitious or favourable; to countenance.
The gods smiled on his labours.
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Smile

To express amusement, pleasure, moderate joy, or love and kindness, by the features of the face; to laugh silently.
He doth nothing but frown. . . . He hears merry tales and smiles not.
She smiled to see the doughty hero slain.
When last I saw thy young blue eyes, they smiled.
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Smile

To express slight contempt by a look implying sarcasm or pity; to sneer.
'T was what I said to Craggs and Child,Who praised my modesty, and smiled.
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Smile

To look gay and joyous; to have an appearance suited to excite joy; as, smiling spring; smiling plenty.
The desert smiled,And paradise was opened in the wild.
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Smile

To be propitious or favorable; to favor; to countenance; - often with on; as, to smile on one's labors.
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Smile

To express by a smile; as, to smile consent; to smile a welcome to visitors.
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Smile

To affect in a certain way with a smile.
And sharply smile prevailing folly dead.
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Smile

The act of smiling; a peculiar change or brightening of the face, which expresses pleasure, moderate joy, mirth, approbation, or kindness; - opposed to frown.
Sweet intercourseOf looks and smiles: for smiles from reason flow.
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Smile

A somewhat similar expression of countenance, indicative of satisfaction combined with malevolent feelings, as contempt, scorn, etc; as, a scornful smile.
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Smile

Favor; countenance; propitiousness; as, the smiles of Providence.
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Smile

Gay or joyous appearance; as, the smiles of spring.
The brightness of their [the flowers'] smile was gone.
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Smile

A facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement
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Smile

Change one's facial expression by spreading the lips, often to signal pleasure
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Smile

Express with a smile;
She smiled her thanks
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