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English noun: laugh

1. laugh (communication) the sound of laughing


Synonymslaughter


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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