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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.
The children laughed as they watched the cartoon.I wonder what they're laughing about in the other room.He thought he was being funny, but few people laughed at his joke.The other kids laughed at her when she slipped and fell.
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.
His boss's laugh at his proposal was demoralizing.Her first joke got a lot of laughs from the audience.
similar words:
cackle, chortle, chuckle, giggle, guffaw, howl, snicker, titter
definition 2: the sound of laughing.
I can recognize her high-pitched laugh anywhere.
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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