What Does ALOL Mean in a Text?

ALOL means "Actually Laughing Out Loud." ALOL is typically used on instant-messaging platforms (e.g., chat rooms, Skype, gaming chat). Through its overuse, LOL has become diluted. Some people feel obliged to include "A" (actually) to show that they are in fact laughing.

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When I write ALOL, I mean this:

meaning of ALOL

The A (meaning "actually") is added to LOL to ensure the reader knows a genuine laugh occurred.

Summary of Key Points

Definition for ALOL

ALOL means "Actually Laughing Out Loud." This is the most common meaning for ALOL on social-media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat.
Definition:Actually Laughing Out Loud
Type:Acronym and Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

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Examples of ALOL in Sentences

Here are examples of ALOL being used in conversations:
  • Tony: Why can I smell burning?
  • Jordan: I have burnt my toast, again.
  • Tony: ALOL!
  • Tony: Last night was really fun!
  • Jordan: Yeah, I just wish I could remember it ALOL
  • .

An Academic Look at ALOL

As it is spoken like a word, ALOL is an acronym. Acronyms contrast with initialism abbreviations, which are pronounced using their individual letters.

The Evolution of "LOL"

This video shows the evolution of the term "LOL" and the various laughing emojis:
Read more about LOL.

Example of ALOL Used in a Text


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