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Definitions and Synonyms of laugh | Another word for laugh | What is laugh?

Definition 1: the sound of laughing - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for laugh in the sense of this definition

(laugh is a kind of ...) the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication

(... is a kind of laugh ) loud convulsive laughter

(... is a kind of laugh ) a loud laugh suggestive of a hen's cackle

(... is a kind of laugh ) a soft partly suppressed laugh

(... is a kind of laugh ) a foolish or nervous laugh

(... is a kind of laugh ) a burst of deep loud hearty laughter

(... is a kind of laugh ) a loud laugh that sounds like a horse neighing

(... is a kind of laugh ) a disrespectful laugh

(... is a kind of laugh ) a nervous restrained laugh

Definition 2: a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where laugh or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for laugh in the sense of this definition

(laugh is a kind of ...) a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter

(... is a kind of laugh ) a joke in bad taste

(... is a kind of laugh ) a long rambling joke whose humor derives from its pointlessness

(... is a kind of laugh ) a one-line joke

(... is a kind of laugh ) a joke that is appreciated only by members of some particular group of people

(... is a kind of laugh ) an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line)

"she told a funny story" "she made a funny"

(... is a kind of laugh ) a joke at the expense of some ethnic group

(... is a kind of laugh ) an indelicate joke

(... is a kind of laugh ) a joke that seems extremely funny

(... is a kind of laugh ) a joke whose effect is achieved by visual means rather than by speech (as in a movie)

(laugh is a part of ...) the point of a joke or humorous story

Definition 3: a facial expression characteristic of a person laughing - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where laugh or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his face wrinkled in a silent laugh of derision

(laugh is a kind of ...) a gesture executed with the facial muscles

Definition 4: produce laughter - [verb of body]

Synonyms for laugh in the sense of this definition

(laugh is a kind of ...) give verbal or other expression to one's feelings

(... is a kind of laugh ) laugh loudly and in an unrestrained way

(... is a kind of laugh ) be overcome with laughter

(... is a kind of laugh ) laugh quietly or with restraint

(... is a kind of laugh ) laugh boisterously

(... is a kind of laugh ) emit a loud, unpleasant kind of laughing

(... is a kind of laugh ) laugh unrestrainedly

(... is a kind of laugh ) laugh nervously

"The girls giggled when the rock star came into the classroom"

(... is a kind of laugh ) laugh quietly

(... is a kind of laugh ) laugh unrestrainedly and heartily

(... is a kind of laugh ) laugh a deep, hearty laugh

(... is a kind of laugh ) laugh loudly and harshly

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