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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.
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Antonyms for laugh

cry, moue, snoot, bewail, bummer, deplore, weep, moan, scowl, grieve, mug, mourn, bemoan, face, pout, groan, lower, grimace, wail, bleed, downer, agonize, suffer, mow, frown, mouth.

Quotes of laugh

  1. Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child. – Henry Ward Beecher
  2. I will laugh at the laughable while I breathe. – Mary Chesnut
  3. Whatever you laugh at in others, laughs at yourself. – Harry Emerson Fosdick
  4. When you say a friend has a sense of humor do you mean that he makes you laugh or that he can make you laugh – Max Frisch
  5. If I can make people laugh it's like being a good lover. – Spalding Gray
  6. I'm the youngest in my family, and everyone is very funny, and I was always trying to keep up with them. I just loved making people laugh – Lisa Kudrow
  7. I'm pretty goofy, I'll do anything for a laugh – Cody Linley
  8. Absurdity is what I like most in life, and there's humor in struggling in ignorance. If you saw a man repeatedly running into a wall until he was a bloody pulp, after a while it would make you laugh because it becomes absurd. – David Lynch
  9. I have to laugh internally when I'm asked in interviews what nightspots I like to hit. I just don't have answers... so sometimes I make them up. – Wentworth Miller
  10. From the beginning I thought about working with the body in movement, the space between the body and clothes. I wanted the clothes to move when people moved. The clothes are also for people to dance or laugh – Issey Miyake
  11. The only laugh that man will ever get in his life is by stripping and showing off his shortcomings. – David Niven
  12. Why is it you feel like a dope if you laugh alone, but that's usually how you end up crying? – Chuck Palahniuk
  13. I do love the films I've done in the past. I work hard in my movies and my friends work hard and we're trying to make people laugh and I'm very proud of that. – Adam Sandler
  14. You'd better get your laugh while you're making your point, or you won't be doing it very long. – Shel Silverstein
  15. I always worried I'd forget my lines or say the wrong words or the audience would laugh in the wrong places. – Lawrence Welk

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

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