One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(in a play or film) a line of dialogue intended to make the audience laugh.‘he has a few good laugh lines at his own expense’
- ‘Deep down I know that my life is more substantial than one laugh line.’
- ‘The movie never has much space to breathe, and there are only one or two real laugh lines in the entire film.’
- ‘I notice that nowadays in politics you've got to get your laugh line first.’
- ‘She likes large gestures, preferably telegraphed in advance to cue the laugh lines.’
- ‘Pity the poor candidates who believe they can get by on charisma, pandering, and laugh lines alone.’
2A small wrinkle at the corner of the eye or mouth supposedly caused by laughing.‘there were laugh lines crinkling around her sparkling eyes’
- ‘His brow is uncreased by worry or doubt, and the only wrinkles he might acquire are laugh lines.’
- ‘Obsessed with eternal life and beauty, she goes beyond sticking to a low-carb diet and shooting Botox into her laugh lines.’
- ‘The chauffeur had wonderful laugh lines around her eyes.’
- ‘Along with weird and wacky hairstyles and tattoos, players can now add everything from bags under the eyes to laugh lines.’
- ‘Two crystal-clear blue eyes surrounded by laugh lines stared back at her.’
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