belly laugh


Definition of belly laugh 

: a deep hearty laugh

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Examples of belly laugh in a Sentence

He has an infectious belly laugh. The show provided lots of belly laughs.

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Sei punktlich!), is the point where analysis fails and a belly laugh begins. Morgan Enos, Billboard, "13 Essential Lesser-Known Songs From Tom Waits' Catalog," 16 May 2018 In recent months, thousands of people have written to me (mostly by postcards, often filled to their edges) about an epidemic of belly laughs directed at them by their household appliances. Joe Queenan, WSJ, "My Electronic Devices Are Laughing at Me," 22 Mar. 2018 Searching for a climactic cliff-hanger, the writers lean more toward blood and guts at the expense of belly laughs. David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘Barry’ kills on HBO," 16 Mar. 2018 There are chuckles here and there, but a striking absence of belly laughs; Girls Trip it’s decidedly not. Jon Frosch, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Game Night': Film Review," 21 Feb. 2018 Michelle and Richard Lam recalled their dad's goofy jokes and big belly laughs. Alyson Ward, Houston Chronicle, "Family, friends crowd into funeral to remember slain Spring couple," 28 Jan. 2018 Just squeeze in a trip to Miami’s Arsht Center, where City Theatre has a mood-restoring holiday package called Winter Shorts awaiting anyone in need of belly laughs, tender moments or a reminder of the reasons for the season. Christine Dolen, miamiherald, "Winter Shorts delivers much-needed holiday cheer," 12 Dec. 2017 Never gonna happen, libbies, but thanks for the belly laugh! -- Persephone P (@PumaInPearls) December 13, 2017 The Tylt is focused on debates and conversations around news, current events and pop culture. The Tylt,, "Can Democrats turn Texas blue?," 15 Dec. 2017 Shake off the winter blues with a belly laugh thanks to these corny spring jokes. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, "Corny & Cheesy Jokes for Your Next Party," 12 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of belly laugh

1916, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of belly laugh

: a deep and loud laugh

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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