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.
Recent Examples on the Web With the perfect mix of peanut butter intrigue, pretzel drama, and fudge brownie belly laughs, NEW Netflix & Chilll’d pairs well with any of your Netflix programming. Hailey Waller,, "Ben & Jerry’s Pints Are Ready for ‘Netflix and Chill’," 16 Jan. 2020 Bergeron chuckled his whole walk back to his seat behind the audience, before collapsing into his chair and letting out a big belly laugh. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, "'Dancing With the Stars': Tom Bergeron cracks up and more moments you didn't see on TV," 26 Nov. 2019 With his rumbling belly laughs and his signature pencil tattoo that stretches down the side of his face, Kerwin Frost has become a distinctive fixture among the fashion set. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Kerwin Frost Brings Outrageous Style to Men’s Fashion Week in Paris," 21 Jan. 2020 Stay for the belly laughs, as peacocks, bushes, and Gator the Pimp all factor into one of the most punchline-laden scripts this side of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. Isaac Feldberg, Fortune, "What to watch on Netflix while social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic," 20 Mar. 2020 The family dynamic extends to teasing and disagreements, too, and watching the guys fact-check each other in real time garnered belly laughs and guffaws from the Tribeca audience. Hilary Hughes, Billboard, "Wu-Tang Clan Throw a Happy Homecoming For New 'Of Mics and Men' Doc Series at Tribeca Film Festival 2019," 26 Apr. 2019 Max Amini: The comedian brings Dallas belly laughs with a brand new performance. Margot Habiby, Dallas News, "Things to do in Richardson this month: Brazilian guitar, 'Barefoot in the Park,’ Black History Month, Renée Taylor and more," 10 Feb. 2020 The almost 2-year-old toddler struck and killed by a car in his New Canaan driveway will be remembered for his uncontrollable belly laugh and early love for the outdoors. Zach Murdock,, "Toddler struck by car outside New Canaan home remembered for his belly laugh, love of outdoors," 11 Dec. 2019 An actor who can provoke belly laughs with grunts clearly is gifted. Washington Post, "Parolee is no hometown hero in TV comedy ‘Back to Life’," 8 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of belly laugh

1916, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of belly laugh was in 1916

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“Belly laugh.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of belly laugh

: a deep and loud laugh

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