belly laugh


: a deep hearty laugh

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 Just try your best to separate big belly laughs from bites of food, and save the call to mom for when you’re entirely finished eating. Julia Sullivan, SELF, 9 July 2024 Harris asks, surrendering to one of her famous belly laughs. Jessica Winter, The New Yorker, 5 July 2024 Every embrace at a funeral, belly laugh on Thanksgiving Eve, hand on my waist and kiss on the cheek. Clare French, Hartford Courant, 16 Mar. 2024 The Savage Detectives, Roberto Bolaño (1998) $13 Buy at Amazon $19 at Bookshop Seinfeld (1989–1998) Over its 169 episodes, there are already enough belly laughs to leave you sore. Vulture Editors, Vulture, 20 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for belly laugh 

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'belly laugh.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of belly laugh was in 1916

Dictionary Entries Near belly laugh

Cite this Entry

“Belly laugh.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!