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laugh

laugh

 
 
pronunciation:
laef
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: laughed, laughing, laughs
definition 1: to express amusement, happiness, mirth, derision, or other emotions by making nonverbal sounds with the mouth and distorting the face in an expression like a smile.
antonyms:
cry
similar words:
cackle, chortle, chuckle, giggle, guffaw, howl, snicker, snigger, tee-hee, titter
definition 2: to make a sound or sounds resembling laughter.
similar words:
cackle, chuckle, guffaw, howl, snicker, snigger, titter
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to put, bring, drive, or the like by laughing (often fol. by out, off, or away).
The crowd laughed him off the podium.
similar words:
deride, fleer, jeer, mock
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of laughing.
similar words:
cackle, chortle, chuckle, giggle, guffaw, howl, snicker, titter
definition 2: the sound of laughing.
similar words:
giggle, snicker, tee-hee, titter
definition 3: (informal) something or someone ridiculous or improbable.
These new rules are a laugh.
synonyms:
joke
similar words:
boob, fool, gas, jerk, jest, laughingstock, mockery, panic, riot, sap, scream
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