The definition of silly.

I found this hanging on the wall of my daughter’s preschool. Each child in her class was chosen to represent a specific emotion, and she was picked for silly. 

I’ve never actually seen her make this face before, which made the photo all the more surprising. 


What are my chances of getting this image into the dictionary under the word silly? I’ve tried to figure out how dictionaries choose images to match their definitions, but I can’t find a single word on the subject.

Yes, this is how I spend my time. Researching nonsense like this. Except wouldn’t it be great if I actually managed to get this photo into a real dictionary?

Sometimes there’s gold at the end of a rabbit hole.

Perhaps not this one.

Still, if this photo works in pre-school, why can’t it work for Merriam-Webster?