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laughter

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noun laugh·ter \ˈlaf-tər, ˈläf-\

Simple Definition of laughter

  • : the action or sound of laughing

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of laughter

  1. 1 :  a sound of or as if of laughing

  2. 2 archaic :  a cause of merriment

Examples of laughter in a sentence

  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



LAUGHTER Defined for Kids

laughter

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noun laugh·ter \ˈlaf-tər, ˈläf-\

Definition of laughter for Students

  1. :  the action or sound of laughing





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