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[mass noun] The action or sound of laughing.‘he roared with laughter’
laughing, chuckling, chortling, guffawing, giggling, tittering, sniggering, howling, convulsions, fitsView synonyms
- ‘The sounds of laughter echoed in his head and the images of men laughing flashed across his eyes.’
- ‘They would go and tell each other spooky stories on the hills and the house was always full of laughter.’
- ‘If we do, we just end up making fools of ourselves and the whole office collapses with laughter.’
- ‘He heard feet clattering and laughter and a shout from someone who was not amused.’
- ‘Once upon a time, such laughter in the face of violence was considered subversive.’
- ‘He is laughing, with a touch of anger in his laughter, but no triumph, no malignity.’
- ‘Will leant back and let out a huge bellow of laughter that made me laugh all the harder.’
- ‘Another part might have roared with laughter at people making fools of themselves.’
- ‘The women admit everything takes twice as long because of their uproarious laughter.’
- ‘The other young man gave a peal of laughter, the sound of which made Ryan want to smile in reply.’
- ‘Does it matter whether the place is a rundown tip as long as it echoes with love and laughter?’
- ‘The empty bathroom flung the words back at me, making them sound like hollow laughter.’
- ‘She shook her head, gave a snort of laughter and continued on with the head count.’
- ‘She described a time where she walked into Jackson's room to the sound of laughter.’
- ‘The laughter was noticeably loud when he delivered a gentle swipe at newspapers.’
- ‘In fact, the back was so far away from the stage, a time delay on the punchline created a wave of laughter.’
- ‘Then came great laughter and stamping sounds, and all three of us were now bolt upright.’
- ‘Like a couple of children, we would put our hands in front of our faces and almost choke with laughter.’
- ‘I am rewarded by her laughter which, as you can imagine, is an agreeable sound to male ears.’
- ‘A moment of silence while we all sit open mouthed and then we burst into hysterical laughter.’
Old English hleahtor, of Germanic origin; related to German Gelächter, also to laugh.
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