If you’re confused by the TikTok term /lh, don’t worry you’re not the only one.

TikTok is full of bizarre slang terms, and it’s often really difficult to work out what they mean.

Why can’t everyone just talk in normal words? Your guess is as good as mine. It really would make life a whole lot easier.

The latest term that everyone is using on TikTok is /lh, but what does it mean? Here’s a full explanation.

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What does /lh mean on TikTok?

  • Light hearted.

If you see someone writing /lh on TikTok, it is an abbreviation of the phrase ‘light hearted’.

It’s usually used after a statement to indicate that what they were saying what intended to be light hearted and unserious.

Sometimes, people mistake the ‘l’ for an ‘i’, as the two do look pretty similar.

It’s a tone indicator

The term /gen is known as a tone indicator. 

Like the name suggests, it’s used to tell the reader the tone in which your message is supposed to be read. 

So, it adds meaning to the message and ensures that it’s not read in the wrong way.

All the tone indicators you need to know

Tone indicators are used a lot on TikTok, so it’s probably best to learn these common ones…

  • /j – joking
  • /hj – half joking 
  • /s – sarcastic 
  • /srs – serious 
  • /r – romantic 
  • /lh – light hearted

Find a full list of tone indicators here.