English noun: laugh
|1.||laugh (communication) the sound of laughing|
|Broader (hypernym)||utterance, vocalization|
|Narrower (hyponym)||belly laugh, cachinnation, cackle, chortle, chuckle, giggle, guffaw, ha-ha, haw-haw, hee-haw, horselaugh, snicker, snigger, snort, titter|
|2.||laugh (communication) a facial expression characteristic of a person laughing|
|Samples||His face wrinkled in a silent laugh of derision.|
|Broader (hypernym)||facial expression, facial gesture|
|3.||laugh (communication) a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter|
|Samples||He told a very funny joke.|
He knows a million gags.
Thanks for the laugh.
He laughed unpleasantly at his own jest.
Even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point.
|Synonyms||gag, jape, jest, joke|
|Broader (hypernym)||humor, humour, wit, witticism, wittiness|
|Narrower (hyponym)||belly laugh, blue joke, blue story, dirty joke, dirty story, ethnic joke, funny, funny remark, funny story, good story, howler, in-joke, one-liner, riot, scream, shaggy dog story, sick joke, sidesplitter, sight gag, thigh-slapper, visual joke, wow|
|Part holonym||gag line, laugh line, punch line, tag line|
English verb: laugh
|1.||laugh (body) produce laughter|
|Synonyms||express joy, express mirth|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s.|
Somebody ----s PP
|Broader (hypernym)||express emotion, express feelings|
|Narrower (hyponym)||bellylaugh, bray, break up, cachinnate, cackle, chortle, chuckle, convulse, crack up, giggle, guffaw, howl, laugh loudly, laugh softly, roar, snicker, snigger, titter|