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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

SamplesHis 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

SamplesHe 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.

Synonymsgag, 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 holonymgag line, laugh line, punch line, tag line

English verb: laugh

1. laugh (body) produce laughter

Synonymsexpress joy, express mirth

Pattern of useSomebody ----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

Antonymsweep, cry

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