Definition of 'laugh'


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1. UK A fun person.

2. An expression of mirth particular to the human species; the sound heard in laughing; laughter.

3. Something that provokes mirth or scorn.

4. The sound of laughing; laughter.

5. Informal Fun; amusement.

6. Informal Something amusing, absurd, or contemptible; a joke.

7. An expression of mirth peculiar to the human species; the sound heard in laughing; laughter. See laugh, v. i.

8. a facial expression characteristic of a person laughing

9. a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter

10. Mirth or merriment, particularly at the expense of some person or thing; ridicule: used with the definite article: as, the laugh was turned against him.

11. An expression of merriment by an explosive noise; an inarticulate expression of sudden mirth or joy.

12. transitive To express by, or utter with, laughter.

13. transitive To affect or influence by means of laughter or ridicule.

14. intransitive, obsolete, figuratively To be or appear cheerful, pleasant, mirthful, lively, or brilliant; to sparkle; to sport.

15. intransitive To show mirth, satisfaction, or derision, by peculiar movement of the muscles of the face, particularly of the mouth, causing a lighting up of the face and eyes, and usually accompanied by the emission of explosive or chuckling sounds from the chest and throat; to indulge in laughter.

16. intransitive To make an object of laughter or ridicule; to make fun of; to deride; to mock.

17. To show or feel amusement or good humor.

18. To express certain emotions, especially mirth or delight, by a series of spontaneous, usually unarticulated sounds often accompanied by corresponding facial and bodily movements.

19. To feel or express derision or contempt; mock.

20. To affect or influence by laughter.

21. To produce sounds resembling laughter.

22. To feel a triumphant or exultant sense of well-being.

23. To say with a laugh.

24. Fig.: To be or appear gay, cheerful, pleasant, mirthful, lively, or brilliant; to sparkle; to sport.

25. to laugh in spite of some restraining influence; to laugh aloud.

26. to laugh secretly, or so as not to be observed, especially while apparently preserving a grave or serious demeanor toward the person or persons laughed at.

27. To show mirth, satisfaction, or derision, by peculiar movement of the muscles of the face, particularly of the mouth, causing a lighting up of the face and eyes, and usually accompanied by the emission of explosive or chuckling sounds from the chest and throat; to indulge in laughter.

28. to make an object of laughter or ridicule; to make fun of; to deride.

29. [Slang] to weep or cry; to feel regret, vexation, or disappointment after hilarity or exaltation.

30. To cause to be given up on account of ridicule; as, to laugh down a reform.

31. To waste in hilarity.

32. To affect or influence by means of laughter or ridicule.

33. to cause one by laughter or ridicule to abandon or give up.

34. To express by, or utter with, laughter; -- with out.

35. to deride; to treat with mockery, contempt, and scorn; to despise.

36. (up/in) To rejoice or exult in secret, as at another's error or defeat.

37. (laugh out of the other side of (one's) mouth) To see one's good fortune turn to bad; suffer a humbling reversal.

38. (laugh all the way to the bank) To take glee in making money, especially from activity that others consider to be unimpressive or unlikely to turn a profit.


1. Then you have a laugh about it.

2. We all had a good laugh when it was sorted out.

3. Your new love enjoys making people laugh.

4. We sit together all the time and laugh and joke.

5. What makes me laugh is that most of them are looking for strikers.

6. I don't get a laugh.

7. We wanted people to have a good laugh.

8. You just laugh and get over it.

9. The other players were banned from laughing at my jokes!

10. You can try your hand at six driving challenges devised to make you laugh.

11. Your new love has a gift for making people laugh.

12. You could also try laughing at your silly head.

13. What is that old saying about he who laughs last?

14. We sit and have a good laugh and watch a soap opera.

15. He laughs and jokes and ducks and dives and always gets his way.

16. We want something for people to laugh at and smile at.

17. She puts a lot of time and effort into it but she is also a laugh.

18. It has been reduced to something of a laughing stock.

19. We had a lot of fun laughing and talking.

20. We speak about her and laugh together at all the memories.

21. We just had a good laugh with him.

22. But we got up and had a good laugh and a joke.

23. My reason for being is not working and making people laugh and getting praise and being on a stage.

24. But the Americans may yet have the last laugh.

25. But guess who's having the last laugh?

26. It's the electric motor that stops the diesel drivers having the last laugh at the pumps, too.

27. ‘I told her she had already sent one and she laughed and said her memory was going.’

28. ‘Your excitement was infectious as you laughed and gasped as we were whirled and twisted.’

29. ‘We laughed, we flirted and we agreed to continue having the great talks we have together.’

30. ‘As we waited to go out again, we sat in a circle, laughed and ate hot cross buns.’

31. ‘They really laughed and asked some good questions and most of them bought a book.’

32. ‘She told me herself and I laughed until my eyes leaked tears and my nose leaked snot.’

33. ‘The script had jokes in it, you could tell, but no one laughed because of the timing.’

34. ‘She laughed until the tears attempted to roll up her appley cheeks and she had to beg for mercy.’

35. ‘He liked the way sometimes a little crease wrinkled the side of her nose when she laughed.’

36. ‘I laughed all the way through and in the end I left the cinema grinning from ear to ear.’

37. ‘He then laughed in a way that sane people do not laugh and asked for ten male volunteers.’

38. ‘Kate laughed as she looked at him, wondering just what was going through his mind.’

39. ‘Will laughed quietly and I looked up to see him nodding, looking at me softly with a smile.’

40. ‘Matt almost laughed aloud in spite of himself.’

41. ‘Rarely, he remarked afterwards, had an audience laughed so heartily at his jokes.’

42. ‘Amy laughed hysterically at her joke and placed the items on the conveyer belt.’

43. ‘The audience laughed lightly at the absurdity of this.’

44. ‘All the kids around the playground laughed hysterically at this pathetic joke.’

45. ‘With the tension broken, both men laughed heartily at the thought.’

46. ‘He almost laughed out loud at how clumsy he had been at that age.’

47. ‘I will think of her laughing at the ridiculousness of what we're both doing.’

48. ‘The other driver took my details and he must have been laughing at me as I pulled away - the car was a wreck.’

49. ‘To say that I have found motherhood fulfilling and rewarding is sneered and laughed at.’

50. ‘We must not permit the criminals to mock us and to laugh at us when they take advantage of us.’

51. ‘All posts will be treated in the strictest confidence and nobody will laugh at anybody.’

52. ‘They showed no respect for the fact he is going through a hard time and instead tried to have a cheap laugh at him.’

53. ‘It was a local story that inspired the poem about a drunken farmer who laughs at the devil and only just escapes.’

54. ‘If your guidance counselor laughs at you because of what your hope for a career is, ignore them.’

55. ‘The plain card laughs at you, symbolically suggesting that it's a fleeting moment of happiness.’

56. ‘I am aided along this expressway to embarrassment by Alec, who either makes things worse or laughs at me.’

57. ‘My husband laughs at me because I put our children's clothes on the radiator to warm in winter but it is a habit I picked up from my mother.’

58. ‘The only problem is that I have to walk with my legs apart and I look like an idiot that way and everyone looks at me and laughs at me.’

59. ‘Now everyone within a ten mile radius laughs at you in the street.’

60. ‘Apologize in a lighthearted way, and laugh it off by turning it into a joke.’

61. ‘Avoiding, dismissing or laughing them off on a consistent basis means that many important issues go unresolved.’

62. ‘She tried to laugh it off dismissively, but her words seemed to pique his interest.’

63. ‘He never seems to notice, he shrugs, laughs it off, but she smiles at these women, at every one, she smiles into their eyes.’

64. ‘I've tried talking to my parents but they just seem to laugh it off and ignore me saying that I'll feel better tomorrow.’

65. ‘Don't rise to their teasing; try and laugh it off or just plain ignore them!’

66. ‘Probably thinking I hadn't caught the exchange, he shook his head, laughed it off, ‘Never mind.’’

67. ‘When I was a child, if I told my parents I thought they were wrong about whatever they would just shrug and laugh it off, maybe correcting my grammar along the way.’

68. ‘Ordinarily, Alexander's slip in the radio studio would be laughed off as a joke.’

69. ‘Mention this to the star and he simply laughs it off.’

70. ‘It was a real laugh, a ha-ha laugh, unlike the fit of hysterics he'd had earlier.’

71. ‘But his plan became clear as she started bursting out with guffaws and laughs and giggles when he tickled her.’

72. ‘He let out a loud, hearty laugh.’

73. ‘He looked back at his friend over his shoulder and laughed a short, hearty laugh.’

74. ‘A nervous little laugh escaped her, to her chagrin.’

75. ‘I gave a mirthless laugh at her joke and continued my search.’

76. ‘She gave a nervous little laugh, unable to hold his gaze any longer.’

77. ‘She laughed a tinkling little laugh, and I wondered if she even knew about Becca.’

78. ‘I have not heard an audience laugh so hard and so long in a movie theater in a long time.’

79. ‘Trying to make the audience laugh is perhaps not much more difficult than trying to explain why it laughs.’

80. ‘Max barely stifled an explosive laugh of relief.’

81. ‘Michael's weak attempt to stifle a laugh was futile.’

82. ‘He had the same lopsided grin he sported to make people laugh at his antics.’

83. ‘Matt laughed so hard that he snorted and it only made us laugh harder.’

84. ‘The man's laugh echoed against the metal walls as he left the hanger.’

85. ‘Her laugh sounded forced and nervous sometimes, but you could tell the difference.’

86. ‘But the laugh sounded false, and she didn't think it was very funny.’

87. ‘All he knew was that that laugh sounded like nothing he had ever heard before.’

88. ‘Make your own mind up and laugh along the way.’

89. ‘A laugh came to her eyes, like she was remembering some funny memory.’

90. ‘The head doorman is a bit of joker and you can have a laugh with him but it's not advisable to upset him too much.’

91. ‘He loved to have a laugh, a bit of fun and to have a drink.’

92. ‘After dinner, people swap stories, play music, have a laugh.’

93. ‘For audiences, the point of comedy is to have a laugh.’

94. ‘Sometimes, especially when going to bed, it was good just to have a laugh, and forget about the worries of the day.’

95. ‘It was good to talk about it, have a laugh and clear the air.’

96. ‘Time to actually talk to patients, make a fuss of the kids and have a laugh.’

97. ‘It was good to see the crowd stop taking themselves so seriously and have a laugh for once!’

98. ‘What I miss is being able to relax, see my mates, go for a beer and have a laugh.’

99. ‘Fun, light spirited and cute, you like to have a laugh, but never take a lot of things seriously.’

100. ‘I get dressed up and go to work at a pub or a club; I see colleagues and have a laugh.’

101. ‘Kate's the funny, bubbly one in the group, so wherever they go they always have a laugh.’

102. ‘And if not, well, at least we can all share a good laugh about it.’

103. ‘We're not as good as some of the other teams, but we have a good laugh.’

104. ‘And nothing cures a cold as efficiently as a good laugh.’

105. ‘Who am I to complain about them, they just wanted a good laugh, and I was glad I provided some entertainment on the last lazy, unproductive Friday.’

106. ‘And now for a good laugh: Andie passes along this gem from the Onion.’

107. ‘I have to confess that I always get a good belly laugh out of such nonsense.’

108. ‘And there are plenty of laughs along the way to make up for it.’

109. ‘He showed his sense of humour and gave the public plenty of laughs along the way.’

110. ‘I got on especially well with Colin, who was friendly and a good laugh.’

111. ‘She is a good person and a good laugh, and yet she constantly lies.’

112. ‘While in NYC check this bar out, the women are gorgeous and friendly too, and the bar staff are a good laugh.’

113. ‘If he was a bumbling character in a tv comedy he'd be a good laugh.’

114. ‘She looks great without trying too hard, spends her money on fine wine, is a good laugh but likes to read in her spare time and works in a caring profession.’

115. ‘After I got back, I noticed that my friends from Longsight were there, so we went to join them, which was a good decision because Alan, Paul and Colin are a good laugh.’

116. ‘Despite that, you're a good laugh and fun to be around.’

117. ‘Amanda is a good mate, I haven't seen her much but I know she is a laugh and a great mate, and she is a good mate to Sam as well.’

118. ‘She is a right laugh, imaginative, passionate and most definitely not a worrying stress-head.’

119. ‘I would just like to say what a lovely person Jess is - she really is - and she is a right laugh and can always make people smile when they need to smile.’

120. his face wrinkled in a silent laugh of derision

Other users have misspelling laugh as:

1. laegh 13.9%

2. lgh 7.62%

3. laug 5.33%

4. lagh 3.43%

5. laph 2.67%

6. Other 67.05%

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