get a laugh

idiom

: to make people laugh
I kept telling jokes, but I couldn't get a laugh.

Examples of get a laugh in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many of their viral videos on TikTok challenge Argentine negative stereotypes about Chinese people — and get a laugh in the process. Lautaro Grinspan, NBC News, 2 Feb. 2024 To get a laugh out of her is one of the great joys in life. Patrick Gomez, EW.com, 6 June 2023 Vaughn wants audiences to suspect the artifice and get a laugh out of the clunky clichés being served up and subverted, while innocuously planting seeds that will pay off later in the movie. Peter Debruge, Variety, 31 Jan. 2024 This funny candle may reflect certain moments (hopefully not too many) and get a laugh. Samantha Booth, Rolling Stone, 10 Nov. 2023 Nearly everyone in the cast is trying to get a laugh at one point or another, and the success rate is high. Jourdain Searles, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 But comedians always get a laugh at the mere mention of bananas, chickens, hot dogs, beans, bagels, and, of course, meatballs. John Mariani, Forbes, 17 July 2023 Karaoke kings and queens (and TikTok teens) will get a laugh out of this teeny-tiny mic that plugs directly into their aux. Cassidy Olsen, Good Housekeeping, 5 Aug. 2022 To get a laugh out of her is one of the great joys in life. Patrick Gomez, EW.com, 6 June 2023

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“Get a laugh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20a%20laugh. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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