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guffaws

noun
plural of guffaw

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(Entry 1 of 2)

an explosive sound that is a sign of amusement
  • managed to keep a straight face for a minute before he let loose with a loud guffaw

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guffaws

verb
present tense third-person singular of guffaw

Synonyms & Antonyms of guffaws (Entry 2 of 2)

as in laughs, chuckles

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“Guffaws.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/guffaws. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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