chuckle, chortle, guffaw, laugh off, smile away, snicker, snigger, titter, giggle, burst out (laughing), be convulsed, shriek, roar, howl, cachinnate, beam, grin, smile, smirk, roar, shout, crow, have a hemorrhage*, die laughing*, break up*, haw-haw*, split one's sides*, bust up*, roll in the aisles*, tee-hee*, snort*, be in stitches*; see also smile.
be disappointed, be sorry, have qualms about; see regret.
chuckle, giggle, titter, snicker, snigger, guffaw, chortle, cackle, fit of laughter, peal of laughter, horse laugh, belly laugh, roar, snort, crow, shout of laughter, shriek, howl, sound of merriment, mirth, amusement, convulsion, cachinnation, ha-ha*, haw-haw*, hee-haw*, ho-ho*, tee-hee*, yuk*; see also laughter, smile.
laugh is the general word for the sounds or exhalation made in expressing mirth, amusement, etc.; chuckle implies soft laughter in low tones, expressive of mild amusement or inward satisfaction; giggle and titter both refer to a laugh consisting of a series of rapid, high-pitched sounds, suggesting embarrassment, nervousness, or silliness, but giggle often implies an uncontrollabale fit of such laughter and titter implies a half-suppressed laugh, as a laugh of mild amusement suppressed in affected politeness; snicker is used of a sly, half-suppressed laugh, as at another's discomfiture or a bawdy story; guffaw refers to loud, coarse laughterhave the last laugh
defeat (finally), beat in the end, overcome all obstacles; see win 1.
To express amusement, mirth, or scorn by smiling and emitting loud, inarticulate sounds:cachinnate, cackle, guffaw. (Informal) heehaw. Idioms: die laughing, laugh one's head off, roll in the aisles, split one's sides. See laughter, sounds
To make fun or make fun of:deride, gibe, jeer, jest, mock, ridicule, scoff, scout2, twit. (Chiefly British) quiz. Idiom: poke fun at. See laughter, respect
An act of laughing:cachinnation, cackle, guffaw, laughter. (Informal) heehaw. See laughter, sounds
Something or someone uproariously funny or absurd:absurdity. (Informal) hoot, joke, scream. (Slang) gas, howl, panic, riot. Idiom: a laugh a minute. See laughter
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