laughter

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noun laugh·ter \ˈlaf-tər, ˈläf-\

Definition of laughter

  1. 1 :  a sound of or as if of laughing

  2. 2 archaic :  a cause of merriment

Examples of laughter in a sentence

  1. The audience roared with laughter.

  2. the nervous producers were reassured by the sounds of laughter coming from the theater

Origin and Etymology of laughter

Middle English, from Old English hleahtor; akin to Old English hliehhan


First Known Use: before 12th century



LAUGHTER Defined for English Language Learners

laughter

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noun laugh·ter \ˈlaf-tər, ˈläf-\

Definition of laughter for English Language Learners

  • : the action or sound of laughing


LAUGHTER Defined for Kids

laughter

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noun laugh·ter \ˈlaf-tər, ˈläf-\

Definition of laughter for Students

  1. :  the action or sound of laughing



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