Definition of LOL in English:


(also lol)

Pronunciation /läl/ /lɑl/ /elōˈel/ /ɛloʊˈɛl/


  • Used to draw attention to a joke or amusing statement, or to express amusement.

    ‘I love how you said “coffee is not my cup of tea.” LOL!’
    • ‘Well, you asked for it lol.’
    • ‘His mother is one of my teachers. lol.’
    • ‘lol i think thats a gr8 title personally!’
    • ‘Crisps, chocolate and biscuits are a must in our house lol.’
    • ‘LOL, this is an email which has been floating around on the 'net for quite awhile.’
    • ‘Hehehahaha LOL what a riot!’
    • ‘LOL whatever that virus is, I have it too.’
    • ‘We had originally thought we could put together a viable project in 6 months (LOL).’
    • ‘LOL, that was a hilarious story.’
    • ‘Keep up the good work guys (lol).’
    • ‘That's so cool that you got to ride on an elephant, lol!’
    • ‘This week alone I haven't gotten home earlier than 6 lol.’
    • ‘I'll try my best to make it seem like I'm not … because, well, I'm really not, lol.’
    • ‘I've no clue whether the last chapter or this make sense … but I hope they do, lol!’
    • ‘And Johnny most likely got his good looks from some other relative, lol.’
    • ‘I think the translator confused spirit with alcohol LOL!’
    • ‘Mmmmm, I probably shouldn't go into details, LOL.’
    • ‘LOL … I feel like a kid in a candy shop.’
    • ‘I'm pretty upbeat, and have been described as a "sometimes goth chick" before, LOL.’
    • ‘You know you've been out of school a long time when the thought of your first reading assignment gets you all excited - LOL.’

intransitive verbLOLs, LOLing, LOL'd, LOLed

[no object]informal
  • Laugh audibly or be amused.

    ‘I literally LOL'd when the updates popped up’
    ‘I was LOLing at the teeny tiny little sign’


1980s abbreviation of laughing out loud or laugh out loud.



/läl/ /lɑl/ /elōˈel/ /ɛloʊˈɛl/