1. grinning

noun. ['ˈgrɪnɪŋ'] a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement.


  • facial expression
  • smirk
  • simper
  • grin
  • smile
  • smiling

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Rhymes with Grinning

  • imprinting
  • beginning
  • spinning
  • printing
  • winning
  • thinning
  • sinning
  • pinning
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Sentences with grinning

1. Noun, singular or mass
Submissive grinning may be difficult for some people to detect.

2. Verb, gerund or present participle
Its most prominent features were the massive front bumper and grinning chrome grille.

3. Adjective
If your cat is meowing to her heart's content, she's basically grinning.

Quotes about grinning

1. Seventeen, eh!"said Hagrid as he accepted a bucket-sized glass of wine from Fred."Six years to the day we met, Harry, d’yeh remember it?""Vaguely,"said Harry, grinning up at him. "Didn’t you smash down the front door, give Dudley a pig’s tail, and tell me I was a wizard?""I forge’ the details,"Hagrid chortled.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

2. What are you grinning at?"Katsa demanded for the third or fourth time. "Is the ceiling about to cave in on my head or something? You look like we're both on the verge of an enormous joke.""Katsa, only you would consider the collapse of the ceiling a good joke.
- Kristin Cashore, Graceling

3. Yes, my tiara sets off the whole thing nicely,"said Auntie Muriel in a rather carrying whisper. "But I must say, Ginevra's dress is far too low-cut."Ginny glanced round, grinning, winked at Harry, then quickly faced the front again.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows