HyperDic: laughter

English > 2 senses of the word laughter:
NOUNcommunicationlaughter, laughthe sound of laughing
actlaughterthe activity of laughing
laughter > pronunciation
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > laughter: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningThe sound of laughing.
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
English > laughter: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe activity of laughing; the manifestation of joy or mirth or scorn.
Example"he enjoyed the laughter of the crowd"
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Catalanrialla, riure

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