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)
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
Origin: [OE. laughen, laghen, lauhen, AS. hlehhan, hlihhan, hlyhhan, hliehhan; akin to OS. hlahan, D. & G. lachen, OHG. hlahhan, lahhan, lahhn, Icel. hlja,W Dan. lee, Sw. le, Goth. hlahjan; perh. of imitative origin.]
Laugh is the sixth studio album by Keller Williams, released in 2002.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
läf, v.i. to express mirth or joy by an explosive inarticulate sound of the voice and peculiar facial distortion: to be gay or lively: make merry (with at), to flout.—v.t. to express with a laugh: to affect in some way by laughter.—n. the sound caused by merriment.—adj. Laugh′able, ludicrous.—n. Laugh′ableness.—adv. Laugh′ably.—ns. Laugh′er; Laugh′ing-gas, a gas which excites laughter, called nitrous oxide, used as an anæsthetic in minor surgical operations, as in dentistry; Laugh′ing-jack′ass, the great kingfisher of Australia.—adv. Laugh′ingly, in a laughing manner.—ns. Laugh′ing-stock, an object of ridicule, like something stuck up to be laughed at; Laugh′ter, act or noise of laughing.—Laugh a thing off, to treat as if worthy only of a laugh; Laugh in one's sleeve, to laugh inwardly; Laugh one out of, to make a person abandon a habit, &c., by laughing at him for it; Laugh on the wrong side of the mouth, to be made feel disappointment or sorrow, esp. after boasting, &c.; Laugh to scorn, to deride or jeer at.—Have the laugh on one's side, to be able to laugh at another through getting the better of him by superior dexterity, &c. [A.S. hlihan; Ger. lachen, Goth. hlahjan; prob. imit.]
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
The numerical value of laugh in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of laugh in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Anyone can fake a laugh.
A laugh is a smile that bursts.
To laugh is to live profoundly.
Laugh while-a you can, monkey boy.
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Translations for laugh
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- сме́я сеBulgarian
- riure's de, riureCatalan, Valencian
- smát, posmívatCzech
- смиꙗтиOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- lystig, latter, le, grine, le ad, sig, smile, over, gøreDanish
- lachen, auslachenGerman
- γελάω, γέλιοGreek
- ridi, ridoEsperanto
- risa, reír, reírseSpanish
- naerda, naerEstonian
- barre egin, barreBasque
- nauraa, nauru, iloita, naurattaa, pilkata, naurunaihe, vitsiFinnish
- flenna, grína, læaFaroese
- rire, moquerFrench
- laitsjeWestern Frisian
- déan gáire, gáir, gáireIrish
- dèan gàireScottish Gaelic
- हँसना, हंसनाHindi
- ծիծաղել, ծիծաղArmenian
- hlæja, hláturIcelandic
- risata, ridere, risoItalian
- 笑う, 笑い飛ばす, 一笑に付す, 笑い, 笑い物Japanese
- გაცინება, სიცილიGeorgian
- illarpoq, illaatigaaKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- សំណើច, សើចKhmer
- 웃다, 웃음, 웃음소리Korean
- rīsus, lūdibrium, rideoLatin
- laachen, LaachLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ສວນ, ຫົວLao
- juoktis, juokasLithuanian
- smieties, smiet, smiekliLatvian
- се смее, засмева, се потсмева, исмејува, смеаMacedonian
- ചിരി, അട്ടഹസിക്കുക, പൊട്ടിച്ചിരിക്കുക, പരിഹസിക്കുക, പൊട്ടിച്ചിരിMalayalam
- gelak, tawa, ketawaMalay
- lach, lachen, uitlachenDutch
- skratte, le, latter, vits, låttNorwegian
- rider, arríder, rire, ris, risadaOccitan
- śmiech, śmiać się, wyśmiewać, obśmiewaćPolish
- rir, caçoar, zoar, tirar sarro, escarnecer, riso, risadaPortuguese
- riem, rier, rir, reir, riöz, riezRomansh
- râs, râset, râdeRomanian
- смея́ться, хохота́ть, насмеха́ться, смех, умо́раRussian
- rizu, risu, ridere, risulare, arriere, riere, errisu, arrisuSardinian
- смејати, smijati, смијати, smejati, smijȇhSerbo-Croatian
- හිනා වෙනවාSinhala, Sinhalese
- smiať saSlovak
- smeh, zasmehovati, smejati seSlovene
- tall, qeshem, qesh, gazmor, përqesh, qeshjeAlbanian
- skratta, skrattSwedish
- געלעכטער, צעלאַכן, לאַכןYiddish
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