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  Definition of laugh
  1. a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter; "he told a very funny joke"; "he knows a million gags"; "thanks for the laugh"; "he laughed unpleasantly at hisown jest"; "even a schoolboy''s jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
  2. a facial expression characteristic of a person laughing; "his face wrinkled in a silent laugh of derision"
  3. the sound of laughing
  4. produce laughter
Similar Words: joke, gag, jest, jape, laughter, express joy, express mirth

 

See Also: laugh off, laugh away, ridicule, roast, guy, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, rib, make fun, poke fun

 

Hyponyms: belly laugh, sidesplitter, howler, thigh-slapper, scream, wow, riot, dirty joke, dirty story, blue joke, blue story, ethnic joke, funny story, good story, in-joke, one-liner, shaggy dog story, sick joke, sight gag, visual joke, cachinnation, cackle, chortle, chuckle, giggle, guffaw, hee-haw, horselaugh, ha-ha, haw-haw, snicker, snort, snigger, titter, bray, bellylaugh, roar, howl, break up, crack up, laugh loudly, laugh softly, convulse, cachinnate

 

Derivational Morphology: joke, jest, express joy, express mirth, gag, quip, jape, laughter, laugher

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: qesh and qeshje and tall   Danish: latter and le and le ad  
Dutch: lach and lachen   Finnish: nauraa and nauru and pilkata  
French: rire   Galician: rir  
German: lachen   Hebrew: לצחוק and צחוק  
Icelandic: hlæja   Italian: ridere and riso  
Japanese: 笑い and 笑い飛ばす and 笑う   Latin: rideo and risus  
Norwegian: latter and le   Russian: смех and смеяться  
Slovene: smeh and smejati se and zasmehovati   Spanish: reír and risa  
 
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