fit of laughter

noun phrase

: a sudden occurrence of laughing very much
He broke into a fit of laughter.
The joke sent the audience into fits of laughter.

Examples of fit of laughter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sensing a plot, Ivan has a spasm and breaks into a fit of laughter, a sound associated in the novel with the Devil. Jennifer Wilson, The New Yorker, 24 July 2023 Iman and Alexa Chung could be spotted on the striped couches sipping Cosmopolitans, heads thrown back in a fit of laughter. Tara Gonzalez, Harper's BAZAAR, 1 May 2023 In February, the actress and former TV host shared an adorable video of Mulaney teaching their son about the sounds animals make — and there was one in particular that sent him into a fit of laughter. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 25 Apr. 2023

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“Fit of laughter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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