laugh track


: recorded laughter that accompanies dialogue or action (as of a television program)

Examples of laugh track in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here are our hunches on the six big categories (Best Picture, Best Director, and the four acting awards), as well some opinions on who — in a just and perfect world [cue laugh track] — should be going home with Oscars this year. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 4 Mar. 2024 Deprived of their instruments and a live audience, and saddled with a laugh track, the brothers struggled. William Grimes, New York Times, 27 Dec. 2023 The play alternates between P.J. and Gina talking to the audience as themselves or portraying other characters, and faux TV comedy scenes with pre-recorded laugh tracks. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Oct. 2023 Detailed answers followed with players identified to questions about middle linebackers and tight ends before Saban went back for the laugh track. Michael Casagrande |, al, 4 Aug. 2023 Suffice to say that what appears to be a live audience (or an overly enthused laugh track) responds to each appearance and revelation with predictable astonishment and appreciation. John Anderson, WSJ, 17 Jan. 2023 Yet somehow, there was also a laugh track for the sillier scenes? Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 24 July 2023 The laugh track roars; Allison is crushed, and the air is briefly sucked from the scene. The New Yorker, 9 Aug. 2021 The series went without a laugh track. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of laugh track was in 1952

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“Laugh track.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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