belly laugh


Definition of 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 When asked about that performance, Goosby let out a belly laugh. Elizabeth Nonemaker,, 23 Sep. 2021 Bergeron chuckled his whole walk back to his seat behind the audience, before collapsing into his chair and letting out a big belly laugh. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, 11 Aug. 2021 Her book, like so many of her boisterous public appearances, feels like a generous belly laugh at Hollywood’s expense. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, 30 July 2021 Take a four-hundred year journey of powerful women through the ages, enjoy a good belly laugh or see a free concert during your beach vacation. John Coffren,, 15 July 2021 There is science behind that -- and why a belly laugh is good for you. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 3 July 2021 Nothing gives your skin a nice glow like a good belly laugh. Anneke Knot,, 28 Apr. 2021 Old reruns of The Office or Seinfeld will surely give you a good ole belly laugh. Maria Minor, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2021 When Santa, ringing his bell and laughing his belly laugh, came down the aisle of the train, though, my kid lost it. Allison Hope, CNN, 15 Dec. 2020

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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 8 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of belly laugh

: a deep and loud laugh


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