Definitions for laughlæf, lɑf

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

laughlæf, lɑf(v.i.)

  1. 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.

  2. to feel the emotion so expressed:

    She laughed inwardly at the scene.

  3. to produce a sound resembling laughter:

    A coyote laughed in the dark.

  4. (v.t.)to drive, put, bring, etc., by or with laughter (often fol. by out, away, down, etc.):

    They laughed him out of town.

  5. to utter with laughter:

    He laughed his consent.

  6. laugh at, to ridicule; deride. to find amusing.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  7. laugh off, to dismiss as trivial.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  8. (n.)the act or sound of laughing; laughter.

  9. an expression of mirth, derision, etc., by laughing.

  10. a person or thing that provokes laughter, amusement, or ridicule:

    That physics exam was a laugh.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  11. laughs,Informal. fun; amusement.

Idioms for laugh:

  1. have the last laugh,to prove successful despite the doubts of others.

    Category: Idiom

  2. laugh out of the other side of one's mouth or face,to become regretful or chastened after initial joy or boastfulness.

    Category: Idiom

  3. laugh up or in one's sleeve,to be secretly derisive or amused.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of laugh:

bef. 900; ME; OE (Anglian) hlæh(h)an

Princeton's WordNet

  1. laugh, laughter(noun)

    the sound of laughing

  2. laugh(noun)

    a facial expression characteristic of a person laughing

    "his face wrinkled in a silent laugh of derision"

  3. 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"

  4. laugh, express joy, express mirth(verb)

    produce laughter

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. laugh(verb)ˈæf

    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.

  2. laughˈæf

    to laugh a lot

    We laughed our heads off when we saw him in that suit.

  3. laughˈæf

    very serious

    What you did was illegal - this is no laughing matter.

  4. laugh(noun)ˈæf

    the sound sb makes when sth is funny

    his big, loud laugh; My jokes weren't getting any laughs.

  5. laughˈæf

    an enjoyable experience; = fun

    It wasn't serious - we just did it for a laugh.

Wiktionary

  1. laugh(Noun)

    An expression of mirth particular to the human species; the sound heard in laughing; laughter.

  2. laugh(Noun)

    Something that provokes mirth or scorn.

  3. laugh(Noun)

    A fun person.

  4. laugh(Verb)

    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.

  5. laugh(Verb)

    To be or appear cheerful, pleasant, mirthful, lively, or brilliant; to sparkle; to sport.

  6. laugh(Verb)

    To make an object of laughter or ridicule; to make fun of; to deride; to mock.

  7. laugh(Verb)

    To affect or influence by means of laughter or ridicule.

  8. laugh(Verb)

    To express by, or utter with, laughter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Laugh(verb)

    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

  2. Laugh(verb)

    fig.: To be or appear gay, cheerful, pleasant, mirthful, lively, or brilliant; to sparkle; to sport

  3. Laugh(verb)

    to affect or influence by means of laughter or ridicule

  4. Laugh(verb)

    to express by, or utter with, laughter; -- with out

  5. Laugh(noun)

    an expression of mirth peculiar to the human species; the sound heard in laughing; laughter. See Laugh, v. i

Freebase

  1. Laugh

    Laugh is the sixth studio album by Keller Williams, released in 2002.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. LAUGH

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'laugh' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4737

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'laugh' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2116

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'laugh' in Nouns Frequency: #1965

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'laugh' in Verbs Frequency: #234


Translations for laugh

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

laugh(noun)

an act or sound of laughing

He gave a laugh; a loud laugh.

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