English edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɹɪnɪŋ/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪnɪŋ

Verb edit


  1. present participle and gerund of grin
    I’m grinning because someone told me a joke.

Noun edit

grinning (countable and uncountable, plural grinnings)

  1. The act or expression of one who grins.
    • 1835, Thomas Babington Macaulay, History (essay in the Edinburgh Review)
      The agitations resembled the grinnings and writhings of a galvanized corpse, not the struggles of an athletic man.