What Does KML Mean in a Text?

KML means "Killing Myself Laughing" and "Keyhole Markup Language."

Killing Myself Laughing

The abbreviation KML is typically used with the meaning "Killing Myself Laughing" as an indication of amusement, in the same way as LOL (Laughing Out Loud), DOFL (Dying On Floor Laughing) and other such abbreviations. However, just like many of those other abbreviations, KML can also be used sarcastically, to indicate that the sender did not find something even slightly funny.

"Killing Myself Laughing" can also be abbreviated as KMSL .

Keyhole Markup Language

In computing, KML means "Keyhole Markup Language." In this context, KML is a format used in internet-based mapping. KML was developed for use with Google Earth and became an international standard of the Open Geospatial Consortium in 2008.

Image for KML

When I write KML, I mean this:

meaning of KML

KML also means "Keyhole Markup Language."

Summary of Key Points

First Definition for KML

KML means "Killing Myself Laughing." This is the most common definition for KML on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and X (Twitter).
Definition:Killing Myself Laughing
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Definition for KML

KML also means "Keyhole Markup Language":
Definition:Keyhole Markup Language
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user


Examples of KML in Sentences

Here are examples of KML being used in conversations:
  • Nige: Did you hear about the dyslexic devil worshipper who sold his soul to Santa?
  • Giles: KML!
  • (Here, KML probably indicates genuine amusement.)
  • Stevie: I have kleptomania. When it gets bad I take something for it.
  • Nick: Ha, ha. KML.
  • (Here, KML probably indicates sarcasm.)

An Academic Look at KML

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Kay Em Ell"), KML 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 "That's so funny!" or "Very funny" instead of using the abbreviation KML.

Example of KML Used in a Text

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