laugh track


Definition of 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 Others still might resemble an old-school brawler, a space shooter, a rhythm game, or even a sitcom, complete with a laugh track. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 29 Apr. 2022 Much like the original, this show has a weekly format, and a laugh track. Milan Polk, Men's Health, 23 Mar. 2022 Norman Lear rebooted his own long-running CBS sitcom, but the only old-fashioned thing about Netflix's Time was the laugh track. Darren Franich,, 6 Oct. 2021 In other words—instead of adding a laugh track, spend more time on the jokes. Jason O'bryan, Robb Report, 17 Feb. 2022 The three are wonderful as always, but also the character-actor equivalent of a sitcom laugh track, loudly blaring even at the jokes that aren’t funny. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 9 Feb. 2022 Welcome to Bel-Air, a Fresh Prince update that replaces the laugh track with dramatic intensity. Darren Franich,, 10 Feb. 2022 Out of sight of Kevin, the bright studio lighting is replaced by the murky green palette of a serious TV drama; the multi-cam editing gives way to a single camera; even the laugh track vanishes. Jeva Lange, The Week, 11 June 2021 While the fans of Ohio State-Michigan, Alabama-Auburn, and Oklahoma-Texas put that idea on a continuous laugh track, the ugliness of the trophy and the stupidity of it reared its ugly head again on Saturday. Scooby Axson, USA TODAY, 22 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of laugh track

1952, in the meaning defined above

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laugh track

laugh until one cries

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“Laugh track.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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