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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. Fig.: To be or appear gay, cheerful, pleasant, mirthful, lively, or brilliant; to sparkle; to sport.
  6. To affect or influence by means of laughter or ridicule.
  7. An expression of mirth peculiar to the human species; the sound heard in laughing; laughter. See Laugh, v. i.
  8. To express by, or utter with, laughter; - with out.
  9. A convulsive sound caused by merriment; an expression, made only by man, of mirth, ridicule, etc.
  10. To express merriment, etc.; by such a sound; appear gay, pleasant, etc., jeer; with at.
  11. To express with laughter.
  12. To make the noise showing or caused by mirth: to be gay or lively.
  13. The sound caused by merriment.
  14. Sound indicative of mirth or derision.
  15. To deride with laughter.
  16. To utter a laugh.
  17. To ridicule; deride.
  18. To give vent to laughter; be glad.
  19. To scoff; jeer; followed by at.
  20. An act of laughter; merriment; ridicule.
  21. 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.
  22. To ridicule or deride.
  23. To make the noise and exhibit the features which sudden mirth creates; to be gay, cheerful, or lively.
  24. The expression of sudden mirth peculiar to man.
  25. To exhibit the appearance of the features, and utter the sounds, caused by mirth; to ridicule or deride.

Usage examples for laugh

  1. They would laugh at me. – The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar by Maurice Leblanc
  2. " 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
  3. 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
  4. There was no laugh, or even a smile from her. – Simon by J. Storer Clouston
  5. 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
  6. Tell me anything to make me laugh. – Chippinge Borough by Stanley J. Weyman
  7. Charlie's laugh was good to hear. – The Children's Book of Christmas Stories by Various
  8. But I made him laugh at last. – Mary Powell & Deborah's Diary by Anne Manning
  9. Simon, why do you laugh?" – Simon Dale by Anthony Hope
  10. She gave a light little laugh.. – The Cardinal's Snuff-Box by Henry Harland
  11. I wouldn't laugh at you. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  12. Gretzinger began to laugh. – The Iron Furrow by George C. Shedd
  13. Oh, lor', how I do want to laugh! – Commodore Junk by George Manville Fenn
  14. They want to be made to laugh as much as I do. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  15. It was Maurice's turn to laugh. – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  16. " Laugh," said Mr. Saltoun. – The Heart of the Range by William Patterson White
  17. Somehow I did not laugh. – The Professor's Mystery by Wells Hastings Brian Hooker
  18. Why do you laugh, Griggs? – Mr. Isaacs by F. Marion Crawford
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