She suddenly smiled, somehow amused by this.

Does "somehow" here mean "for some reason"?

  • Yes, it implies that there was a reason which was not obvious to others. – Weather Vane Mar 10 '20 at 13:18

Somehow means "in some way; by some means" or "for a reason that is not known or specified."

So, yes, somehow means for some (unspecified) reason.

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