Definitions of laugh

  1. produce laughter
  2. a facial expression characteristic of a person laughing; " his face wrinkled in a silent laugh of derision"
  3. the sound of laughing
  4. 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 hisown jest"; " even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
  5. 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.
  6. Fig.: To be or appear gay, cheerful, pleasant, mirthful, lively, or brilliant; to sparkle; to sport.
  7. To affect or influence by means of laughter or ridicule.
  8. An expression of mirth peculiar to the human species; the sound heard in laughing; laughter. See Laugh, v. i.
  9. To express by, or utter with, laughter; - with out.
  10. A convulsive sound caused by merriment; an expression, made only by man, of mirth, ridicule, etc.
  11. To express merriment, etc.; by such a sound; appear gay, pleasant, etc., jeer; with at.
  12. To express with laughter.
  13. Laugher.
  14. To make the noise showing or caused by mirth: to be gay or lively.
  15. The sound caused by merriment.
  16. Sound indicative of mirth or derision.
  17. To deride with laughter.
  18. To utter a laugh.
  19. To ridicule; deride.
  20. To give vent to laughter; be glad.
  21. To scoff; jeer; followed by at.
  22. An act of laughter; merriment; ridicule.
  23. An expression of sudden mirth peculiar to the human species. To laugh at, to ridicule. To laugh to scorn, to deride; to treat with mockery.
  24. To ridicule or deride.
  25. To make the noise and exhibit the features which sudden mirth creates; to be gay, cheerful, or lively.
  26. The expression of sudden mirth peculiar to man.
  27. To exhibit the appearance of the features, and utter the sounds, caused by mirth; to ridicule or deride.

Usage examples for laugh

  1. It was Maurice's turn to laugh. – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  2. I wouldn't laugh at you. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  3. There was no laugh, or even a smile from her. – Simon by J. Storer Clouston
  4. Somehow I did not laugh. – The Professor's Mystery by Wells Hastings Brian Hooker
  5. Why do you laugh, Griggs? – Mr. Isaacs by F. Marion Crawford
  6. " Laugh," said Mr. Saltoun. – The Heart of the Range by William Patterson White
  7. They would laugh at me. – The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar by Maurice Leblanc
  8. Richard, how can we laugh- when it has all been so horrible? – The Eye of Dread by Payne Erskine
  9. Tell me anything to make me laugh. – Chippinge Borough by Stanley J. Weyman
  10. Gretzinger began to laugh. – The Iron Furrow by George C. Shedd
  11. But I made him laugh at last. – Mary Powell & Deborah's Diary by Anne Manning
  12. They want to be made to laugh as much as I do. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  13. Simon, why do you laugh?" – Simon Dale by Anthony Hope
  14. And then Gordon had to laugh. – The Son of his Father by Ridgwell Cullum
  15. They laugh at 'em there! – Plays A Protégée of the Mistress; Poverty Is No Crime; Sin and Sorrow Are Common to All; It's a Family Affair--We'll Settle It Ourselves by Alexander Ostrovsky
  16. Oh, lor', how I do want to laugh! – Commodore Junk by George Manville Fenn
  17. Come in to dinner now, George; and if I don't make you laugh, it's a wonder to me. – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  18. She gave a light little laugh.. – The Cardinal's Snuff-Box by Henry Harland
  19. " And now," she went on, with a hard laugh, " I don't think you'll ask me again to go away with you!" – The Moon out of Reach by Margaret Pedler
  20. Charlie's laugh was good to hear. – The Children's Book of Christmas Stories by Various