Word of the Day. "Silly"

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Synonyms: foolish, absurd, ridiculous, playful, etc.

  • Part of Speech: adjective
  • Definition: someone or something lacking in seriousness or displaying a lack of good sense, often in a lighthearted or amusing way
  • Transcription: / sil-ee  /

Welcome to our "Word of the Day" series! Today, we're exploring the delightful and whimsical word "silly."

The word "silly" describes someone or something that lacks seriousness or good sense, often in a way that is amusing, playful, or intended to make others laugh. It can refer to actions, behaviors, or expressions that are trivial, foolish, or absurd, and are typically not meant to be taken seriously.

Examples in sentences:

  1. The children wore silly hats and danced around the room, making everyone laugh.
  2. It was silly of me to forget my keys at home when I knew I'd need them later.
  3. Despite the silly plot, the movie was entertaining and made us all smile.
  4. She made a silly mistake on the test but managed to correct it before turning it in.
  5. His silly jokes always lightened the mood during our meetings.

Embrace your "silly' side and enjoy the lighter moments in life!

May, 2024

Posted by Oxford Language Club

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