To laugh

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Definition

to laugh: to express amusement or happiness audibly
verb
The movie was so funny, Harry couldn't stop laughing.

to laugh at (someone): to mock, to make fun of, to ridicule (a person)
verb
My friends laughed at me when I got the answer wrong in class.

the laughter, the laugh: the act or sound of laughing
noun
The sound of the children's laughter was pleasant.

Pronunciation examples
UK: The movie about the clown made Horatio laugh and cry.
US: The sound of children's laughter echoed in my ears.
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Examples

  • "On the corner is a banker with a motorcar, the little children laugh at him behind his back."
  • "Why do you laugh?"
  • "Philip : Bells on bobtail ring, singing spirits bright, oh what fun it is to laugh and sing, a sleighing song tonight!"
  • "Hannah : O'er the hills we go, laughing all the way!"
  • "That's why I propose that rather than company-wide 'nap time', we institute a company-wide 'laugh time'."
  • "So many of my au pairs hate laughter."
  • "We're all winners today, because we've learned to laugh and love."
  • "When you laugh, it's like a small accordion which plays in the little metro of my mind."
  • "Wait, why do I laugh?"
  • "( laughter ) What is so funny?"

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