HyperDic: laugh

English > 4 senses of the word laugh:
VERBbodylaugh, express joy, express mirthproduce laughter
NOUNcommunicationlaugh, laughterthe sound of laughing
communicationlaugha facial expression characteristic of a person laughing
communicationlaugh, joke, gag, jest, japea humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
laugh > pronunciation
Soundslae'f
Rhymesallograph ... telegraph: 34 rhymes with aef...
English > laugh: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningThe sound of laughing.
Synonymlaughter
NarrowercachinnationLoud convulsive laughter
cackleA loud laugh suggestive of a hen's cackle
chortle, chuckleA soft partly suppressed laugh
giggleA foolish or nervous laugh
guffaw, belly laughA burst of deep loud hearty laughter
hee-haw, horselaugh, ha-ha, haw-hawA loud laugh that sounds like a horse neighing
snicker, snort, sniggerA disrespectful laugh
titterA nervous restrained laugh
Broaderutterance, vocalizationThe use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
Spanishrisa, risas
Catalanrialla, riure
Verbslaughproduce laughter
English > laugh: 4 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA facial expression characteristic of a person laughing.
Example"his face wrinkled in a silent laugh of derision"
Broaderfacial expression, facial gestureA gesture executed with the facial muscles
Verbslaughproduce laughter
English > laugh: 4 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter.
Examples
  • "thanks for the laugh"
  • "he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest"
Synonymsjoke, gag, jest, jape
Partspunch line, laugh line, gag line, tag lineThe point of a joke or humorous story
Narrowerbelly laugh, sidesplitter, howler, thigh-slapper, scream, wow, riotA joke that seems extremely funny
dirty joke, dirty story, blue joke, blue storyAn indelicate joke
ethnic jokeA joke at the expense of some ethnic group
funny story, good story, funny remark, funnyAn account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line)
in-jokeA joke that is appreciated only by members of some particular group of people
one-linerA one-line joke
shaggy dog storyA long rambling joke whose humor derives from its pointlessness
sick jokeA joke in bad taste
sight gag, visual jokeA joke whose effect is achieved by visual means rather than by speech (as in a movie)
Broaderwit, humor, humour, witticism, wittinessA message whose ingenuity / ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
Spanishbroma, chanza, chiste, gracia, jocosidad, ocurrencia
Catalanacudit, agudesa, broma, gràcia, ocurrència, sortida
Verbslaughproduce laughter
English > laugh: 4 senses > verb 1, body
Meaningproduce laughter.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsexpress joy, express mirth
Narrowerbellylaughlaugh a deep, hearty laugh
braylaugh loudly and harshly
break up, crack uplaugh unrestrainedly
cachinnatelaugh loudly and in an unrestrained way
cackleemit a loud, unpleasant kind of laughing
chuckle, chortle, laugh softlylaugh quietly or with restraint
convulseBe overcome with laughter
giggle, titterlaugh nervously
guffaw, laugh loudlylaugh boisterously
roar, howllaugh unrestrainedly and heartily
snicker, sniggerlaugh quietly
Broaderexpress emotion, express feelingsGive verbal / verbal / verbal or other expression to one's feelings
See alsolaugh atsubject to laughter or ridicule
laugh off, laugh awaydeal with a problem by laughing or pretending to be amused by it
Oppositecry, weepshed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain
Spanishreír
Catalanriure
Adjectiveslaughablearousing or provoking laughter
Nounslaughthe sound of laughing
laugha humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
laugha facial expression characteristic of a person laughing
laughera person who is laughing or who laughs easily

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