What does laughing mean?

Definitions for laughing
ˈlæf ɪŋ, ˈlɑ fɪŋlaugh·ing

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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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Laughing

    of Laugh

  2. Laughing

    from Laugh, v. i

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. Josh Holmes:

    I mean, I haven't talked to McConnell about this, but knowing him as well as I know, I bet he's laughing his ass off, because this is precisely what his prediction of this would be all along.

  2. Milan Kundera:

    Laughing deeply is living deeply.

  3. Miguel de Cervantes:

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

  4. Phoebe Fox:

    Most of the time it becomes about trying to mitigate how much fun you are having, it becomes sort inappropriate or the time is ticking, we're trying to get the scene and people keep laughing. It's helped by the fact we really like each other.

  5. Jia Yueting:

    When everyone is questioning us over our ability to develop a car like this and is laughing at us, we are still able to be here and show you this car ... I am so emotional.

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