What Does LOLQ Mean?LOLQ means "Laugh Out Loud Quietly". LOLQ typically describes "guilty laughter" (e.g., laughing at someone falling over). LOLQ contrasts with LOL (Laugh Out Loud) and LOLN (Laugh Out Loud Not).
Even though it seems self-contradictory (i.e., an oxymoron), LOLQ really just means "laughing quietly" as LOL now just denotes laughing more than loud laughing.
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Summary of Key Points
Definition for LOLQLOLQ means "Laugh out Loud Quietly (see also LOQ)". This is the most common meaning for LOLQ on social-media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat.
|Definition:||Laugh out Loud Quietly (see also LOQ)|
Adults and Teenagers
Image for LOLQWhen I write LOLQ, I mean this:
LOLQ is like a snigger.
Examples of LOLQ in SentencesHere is an example of LOLQ being used in a conversation:
- Person A: Mr Johnson just burned his fingers with the Bunsen burner. LOLQ.
- Person B: Don't laugh. I like him.
An Academic Look at LOLQOften pronounced "LOL-Que", LOLQ can be considered an acronym (i.e., an abbreviation spoken like a word). Acronyms differ from initialism abbreviations, which are pronounced using their individual letters.
What Did We Used To Say?Before the digital era, we would have just described LOLQ as a stifled chuckle or a chortle.
Example of LOLQ Used in a Text