noun \ˈlaf-tər, ˈläf-\

: the action or sound of laughing

Full Definition of LAUGHTER

:  a sound of or as if of laughing
archaic :  a cause of merriment

Examples of LAUGHTER

  1. The audience roared with laughter.
  2. <the nervous producers were reassured by the sounds of laughter coming from the theater>

Origin of LAUGHTER

Middle English, from Old English hleahtor; akin to Old English hliehhan
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with LAUGHTER


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