laugher

noun
laugh·​er | \ ˈla-fər How to pronounce laugher (audio) , ˈlä- \

Definition of laugher

1 : one that laughs
2 : something (such as a game) that is easily won or handled

Examples of laugher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over that final stretch heading into halftime, Milwaukee put together a dominant, 24-4 run that turned this contest into a laugher. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bucks 133, Thunder 86: From a real game to a blowout in a matter of minutes," 28 Feb. 2020 Participants in the study were asked to listen to the simultaneous laughter and determine the level of friendship shared by the laughers. Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt, Scientific American, "Why Do We Laugh?," 9 Feb. 2020 Praise to musical supervisor T-Bone Burnett for the screwy selections in this big laugher. Duane Bygre, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Big Lebowski': THR's 1998 Review," 6 Mar. 2020 No one knew it then, but the game was essentially over as the Seahawks would score the first 36 points in a 43-8 laugher. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "The 54 greatest Super Bowl moments in NFL history," 23 Jan. 2020 Fellow Bucks starters Khris Middleton (17 points) and Eric Bledsoe (11 points) also only had to play 21 minutes in this laugher. Ben Steele, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bucks 128, Knicks 102: Another dominant victory," 14 Jan. 2020 The Rockets were well on their way to a laugher against the Atlanta Hawks. Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle, "James Harden explodes for 60 points as Rockets crush Hawks," 30 Nov. 2019 Walters said of White's post-award plans, in a spitfire speech that had the whole room humming with laugher. Vogue, "The 70th Annual National Book Awards Was A Surprisingly Boisterous Night," 21 Nov. 2019 Reeves voice trailed off to laugher from his friends and family. Lauren Hernández, SFChronicle.com, "Solo sailor arrives back in Sausalito after a voyage for the ages," 19 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of laugher

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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10 May 2020

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“Laugher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/laugher. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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