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laugh

verb

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to show mirth with an explosive vocal sound
  • everyone laughed when the clown dramatically slipped and fell

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2 to express scornful amusement by means of facial contortions
  • you're going to try out for the football team? Don't make me laugh!

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laugh

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of laugh (Entry 2 of 2)

1 an explosive sound that is a sign of amusement
  • the child's frown turned into a laugh when he saw the clown

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2 someone or something that is very funny
  • that new sitcom is a laugh

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3 something said or done to cause laughter
  • the film comedy had a good laugh in just about every scene

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The first known use of laugh was before the 12th century

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Thesaurus Entries Near laugh

lauds

laugh

laughable

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“Laugh.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/laugh. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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