An acronym for "Loud Enough Laughing".
In an IM conversation:

Devon: You know what's funny?
Matt: What?
Devon: Your dad and midgets! Hahahahaha
Matt: lel
by MissAndDie96 June 17, 2007
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Unlike what many people think lel is not an acronym in the same fashion that LOL is (it does not mean laughing extremely loud, laughing extra loud or similar). Lel (and variations including lal) resulted from the use of random vowels substituted in place of the 'o' in LOL. These vowels were used in an attempt to be different from the millions of internet game fags. The word however, in essence, still means LOL.
guy1: generic xyz funny comment
guy2: lel
gu2: *explodes*
by funward May 28, 2008
Always in lower caps. Used when someone finds something derisory or pathetic. Its use depends on the mood of the user: the more bored they are, the more they'll be inclined to use it.

Pronunciation: lɛl
Etymology: lol, with the o replaced by an e. The reason is phonetic: lel, when pronounced, seems a bit more sarcastic.
A: I watched a censored porn movie last night
B: lel.

A: I + 2 = 3, and H - 2 = 5, (random bs that lasts for 2 pages) thus I + H = 2
B: lel, took me a while to realize you were trolling.
by Pat Power April 12, 2013
Primarily the same definition as "lol", but simply for people who want to be different, and original.
Rowan: Hey, Douglas, Jack got run over today.

Douglas: lel

Rowan: Omg, Douglas, he's in a serious condition! He could die!

Douglas: lel
by Tavv November 06, 2013
A retarded version of 'lol'
Guy 1: lol
Guy 2: lel
by randomano July 12, 2015
The troll version of lol
Someone gets pwned in a funny way
I say lel
by chdcchris September 19, 2015
Low Explosive Limit. Explosive Limits The range of concentrations (% by volume in air) of a flammable gas or vapor that can result in an explosion from ignition in a confined space. Usually given as Upper and Lower Explosive Limits (see UEL and LEL).
The LEL meter was downstream of the methanol tank.
by Lynn Duffield January 25, 2005
A more proper, calm and direct use of lel/LEL. Is not an acronym and is used as a replacement for lol as more of a mind chuckle (since in reality you are not actually 'laughing out loud'). Also used as an emphasis of pronunciation. Commonly used in gaming such as LoL ever since His Grace, Maegorr the First of His Name coined the phrase.
A: Dude, I just spent eight hundred dollars on ties.
B : LeL
by Nordicist June 22, 2016
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