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What Does NLOL Mean?NLOL means "Not Laughing Out Loud." NLOL is the opposite of LOL. In other words, NLOL is used to show that you're not laughing. Of note, NLOL can also be seen as LOLN.
Be careful when using NLOL or LOLN because it can:
- Convey irritation.
- Come across as combative.
- Suggest you're angry.
Image for NLOLWhen I write NLOL, I mean this: The image shows a lady finding something not funny.
Summary of Key Points"Not Laughing Out Loud" is the most common definition for NLOL on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
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Examples of NLOL in SentencesHere are examples of NLOL being used in conversations:
- Sarah: You're not fat. You're just easier to see.
- Pete: NLOL.
- Husband: How do I disable your autocorrect function?
- Wife: NLOL!
An Academic Look at NLOLAs it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "En Ell Oh Ell"), NLOL is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.
What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?Before the digital era, we might have said something like "we are not amused" instead of NLOL.
The Evolution of "LOL"This video shows the evolution of the term "LOL" and the various laughing emojis: Read more about LOL.
Example of NLOL Used in a Text
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