What does Laughing mean?

Definitions for Laughing
ˈlæf ɪŋ, ˈlɑ fɪŋlaugh·ing

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Laughing.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. laughing(a), riantadjective

    showing or feeling mirth or pleasure or happiness

    "laughing children"

Wiktionary

  1. laughingnoun

    The action of the verb to laugh.

  2. Etymology: laugh + -ing

Wikipedia

  1. laughing

    Laughter is a pleasant physical reaction and emotion consisting usually of rhythmical, often audible contractions of the diaphragm and other parts of the respiratory system. It is a response to certain external or internal stimuli. Laughter can rise from such activities as being tickled, or from humorous stories or thoughts. Most commonly, it is considered an auditory expression of a number of positive emotional states, such as joy, mirth, happiness, or relief. On some occasions, however, it may be caused by contrary emotional states such as embarrassment, surprise, or confusion such as nervous laughter or courtesy laugh. Age, gender, education, language, and culture are all indicators as to whether a person will experience laughter in a given situation. Some other species of primate (chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans) show laughter-like vocalizations in response to physical contact such as wrestling, play chasing or tickling. Laughter is a part of human behavior regulated by the brain, helping humans clarify their intentions in social interaction and providing an emotional context to conversations. Laughter is used as a signal for being part of a group—it signals acceptance and positive interactions with others. Laughter is sometimes seen as contagious, and the laughter of one person can itself provoke laughter from others as a positive feedback.The study of humor and laughter, and its psychological and physiological effects on the human body, is called gelotology.

ChatGPT

  1. laughing

    Laughing is a natural physical response to humor, amusement, or joy, typically characterized by making sounds with the voice and expressive movements of the face and body. It is a form of social bonding and communication, often accompanied by positive emotions and a sense of amusement or pleasure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Laughing

    of Laugh

  2. Laughing

    from Laugh, v. i

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. LAUGHING

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Laughing is ranked #100302 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Laughing surname appeared 180 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Laughing.

    92.2% or 166 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    5% or 9 total occurrences were White.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Laughing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4162

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Laughing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2197

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Laughing in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Laughing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Laughing in a Sentence

  1. Miguel de Cervantes:

    Building castles in the air, and making yourself a laughing-stock.

  2. Teruo Asada:

    We have a sense of crisis that Japan will become a laughing stock if we do not encourage renewable power.

  3. Donald Trump:

    They are laughing at us back in Iran.

  4. Micky Dolenz:

    I ’m heartbroken, i’ve lost a dear friend and partner. I ’m so grateful that we could spend the last couple of months together doing what we loved best – singing, laughing, and doing shtick. I ’ll miss it all so much. Especially the shtick. Rest in peace, Nez. All my love, Mick.

  5. Nicholas Negroponte:

    Marvin talked in riddles that made perfect sense, were always profound and often so funny that you would find yourself laughing days later, his genius was so self-evident that it defined 'awesome,'.

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