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Laugh - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Laugh' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Laugh [ n.]
- An expression of mirth peculiar to the human species; the sound heard in laughing; laughter. See Laugh, v. i.
2 . Laugh [ v. i.]
- To show mirth, satisfaction, or derision, by peculiar movement of the muscles of the face, particularly of the mouth, causing a lighting up of the face and eyes, and usually accompanied by the emission of explosive or chuckling sounds from the chest and throat; to indulge in laughter.
- Fig.: To be or appear gay, cheerful, pleasant, mirthful, lively, or brilliant; to sparkle; to sport.
3 . Laugh [ v. t.]
- To affect or influence by means of laughter or ridicule.
- To express by, or utter with, laughter; -- with out.

Meaning of 'Laugh' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . laugh [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
Example in sentence:
  • even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point;
  • he knows a million gags;
  • he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest;
  • he told a very funny joke;
  • thanks for the laugh
Meaning (2):
- a facial expression characteristic of a person laughing
Example in sentence:
  • his face wrinkled in a silent laugh of derision