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A loud unrestrained laugh.‘her mutter of amusement blossomed into an enormous belly laugh’
chuckle, chortle, guffaw, giggle, titter, ha-ha, tee-hee, snigger, roar of laughter, hoot of laughter, shriek of laughter, peal of laughterView synonyms
- ‘After having an hour-long belly laugh about the misfortunes of the party I despise so much, I wondered what kind of impact this might have on the Canadian political scene, especially on the federal level.’
- ‘He throws back his head and laughs a deep belly laugh.’
- ‘He got a big belly laugh out of that, which made me like him more.’
- ‘The large man smiled and let out a deep belly laugh.’
- ‘Jose looks stunned, then breaks into a deep belly laugh.’
- ‘In the comments, you offered several thousand people a belly laugh at your expense - was that the point?’
- ‘The old woman's face cracked into a smile as her deep belly laugh ruptured and blared until I was sure everyone in the neighborhood had heard it.’
- ‘Let's hope we can all finish this grim year off with a huge riotous belly laugh.’
- ‘But then where would the belly laugh have been in that?’
- ‘Thanks to its readers and comic enthusiasts, who apparently love paradoxes and a good belly laugh about them, the monthly magazine has survived the financial crisis of its second year and now has gradually become a comic icon in Bali.’
- ‘Thanks to MWO, this transcript gave me a real belly laugh.’
- ‘He lets out a belly laugh, knowing that I've caught the dripping irony in his voice.’
- ‘Around 16 million adults, totalling 40 per cent, said they failed to muster even one proper belly laugh in an average day.’
- ‘Wouldn't a friendship be better if it could absorb the energy of teasing and laugh a big belly laugh?’
- ‘Inglewood could not restrain a deep belly laugh.’
- ‘Whatever it was, Jimmy could bend you over in a belly laugh with a humorous aside and then straighten you up with a devastating critique of foreign policy - all in the same sentence.’
- ‘Hardly a minute goes by without a chuckle or a belly laugh.’
- ‘I found Barron very funny, but it was more of a quiet chuckle than a belly laugh.’
- ‘I have to confess that I always get a good belly laugh out of such nonsense.’
- ‘People have probably noticed that they feel a lot better after a good belly laugh.’
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