Definitions for laughlæf, lɑf
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to express mirth, pleasure, derision, or nervousness with an audible, vocal expulsion of air from the lungs that can range from a loud burst of sound to a series of quiet chuckles and is usu. accompanied by characteristic facial and bodily movements.
to feel the emotion so expressed:
She laughed inwardly at the scene.
to produce a sound resembling laughter:
A coyote laughed in the dark.
(v.t.)to drive, put, bring, etc., by or with laughter (often fol. by out, away, down, etc.):
They laughed him out of town.
to utter with laughter:
He laughed his consent.
laugh at, to ridicule; deride. to find amusing.
Category: Verb Phrase
laugh off, to dismiss as trivial.
Category: Verb Phrase
(n.)the act or sound of laughing; laughter.
an expression of mirth, derision, etc., by laughing.
a person or thing that provokes laughter, amusement, or ridicule:
That physics exam was a laugh.
Category: Common Vocabulary
laughs,Informal. fun; amusement.
Idioms for laugh:
have the last laugh,to prove successful despite the doubts of others.
laugh out of the other side of one's mouth or face,to become regretful or chastened after initial joy or boastfulness.
laugh up or in one's sleeve,to be secretly derisive or amused.
Origin of laugh:
bef. 900; ME; OE (Anglian) hlæh(h)an
the sound of laughing
a facial expression characteristic of a person laughing
"his face wrinkled in a silent laugh of derision"
joke, gag, laugh, jest, jape(verb)
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 his own jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
laugh, express joy, express mirth(verb)
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to make a sound because sth is funny
I laughed so hard in that movie.; to laugh at a joke; She really makes me laugh.
to laugh a lot
We laughed our heads off when we saw him in that suit.
What you did was illegal - this is no laughing matter.
the sound sb makes when sth is funny
his big, loud laugh; My jokes weren't getting any laughs.
an enjoyable experience; = fun
It wasn't serious - we just did it for a laugh.
An expression of mirth particular to the human species; the sound heard in laughing; laughter.
Something that provokes mirth or scorn.
A fun person.
To show mirth, satisfaction, or derision, by peculiar movement of the muscles of the face, particularly of the mouth, causing a lighting up of the face and eyes, and usually accompanied by the emission of explosive or chuckling sounds from the chest and throat; to indulge in laughter.
To be or appear cheerful, pleasant, mirthful, lively, or brilliant; to sparkle; to sport.
To make an object of laughter or ridicule; to make fun of; to deride; to mock.
To affect or influence by means of laughter or ridicule.
To express by, or utter with, laughter.
to show mirth, satisfaction, or derision, by peculiar movement of the muscles of the face, particularly of the mouth, causing a lighting up of the face and eyes, and usually accompanied by the emission of explosive or chuckling sounds from the chest and throat; to indulge in laughter
fig.: To be or appear gay, cheerful, pleasant, mirthful, lively, or brilliant; to sparkle; to sport
to affect or influence by means of laughter or ridicule
to express by, or utter with, laughter; -- with out
an expression of mirth peculiar to the human species; the sound heard in laughing; laughter. See Laugh, v. i
Laugh is the sixth studio album by Keller Williams, released in 2002.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A peculiar contortion of the human countenance, voluntary or involuntary, superinduced by a concatenation of external circumstances, seen or heard, of a ridiculous, ludicrous, jocose, mirthful, funny, facetious or fanciful nature and accompanied by a cackle, chuckle, chortle, cachinnation, giggle gurgle, guffaw or roar.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'laugh' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4737
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'laugh' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2116
Rank popularity for the word 'laugh' in Nouns Frequency: #1965
Rank popularity for the word 'laugh' in Verbs Frequency: #234
Translations for laugh
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an act or sound of laughing
He gave a laugh; a loud laugh.
- risoPortuguese (BR)
- das LachenGerman
- juokas, kvatojimasLithuanian
- gülme, gülüşTurkish
- 笑Chinese (Trad.)
- сміх, регітUkrainian
- tiếng cườiVietnamese
- 笑Chinese (Simp.)
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