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Meaning of RIYL

What Does RIYL Mean?

RIYL means "Recommended If You Like". While the English is a bit distorted, RIYL is a common term used online to show approval for something. (It means "I recommend this".)
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Definition for RIYL

RIYL means "Recommended If You Like". This is the most common definition for RIYL on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about RIYL:

Definition:Recommended If You Like
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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When I write RIYL, I mean this:

meaning of RIYL
"Recommended if you like" denotes that something is so good it's worth sharing.

Examples of RIYL in Sentences

Here is an example of RIYL being used in a conversation:
  • Person A: There were 4 bands: Tectonic Turtles, Terrible Tortoise, Rastafarian Reptile RIYL and Archaic Arachnid.
  • Person B: Hey, Rastafarian Reptile are here next month.

An Academic Look at RIYL

RIYL is used as a declarative sentence with the meaning "I recommend this."

Of note, RIYL is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Ar Aye Wye El), but as this is harder to say than "Recommended If You Like", it is not often uttered using its letters. (In other words, the abbreviation RIYL is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.)

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "I can recommend this" instead of RIYL.

A Text with RIYL

Using RIYL on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)


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