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Another word for laugh

  1. To express amusement, mirth, or scorn by smiling and emitting loud, inarticulate sounds

  2. To make fun or make fun of

      1. To question (someone), especially closely or repeatedly:
      2. To test the knowledge of by posing questions:
      3. To poke fun at; mock.
      1. A foolishly annoying person.
      2. A reproach, gibe, or taunt.
      3. To taunt, ridicule, or tease, especially for embarrassing mistakes or faults:
      1. To spy on or explore carefully in order to obtain information; reconnoiter.
      2. To observe and evaluate (a talented person), as for possible hiring.
      3. To search as a scout:
      1. To show or express derision or scorn:
      2. To say in a derisive manner:
      1. The act of using words, gestures, images, or other products of expression to evoke laughter or contemptuous feelings regarding a person or thing:
      2. The words or other products of expression used in this way:
      3. To expose to ridicule; make fun of.
      1. To treat with ridicule or contempt; deride:
      2. To imitate in fun or derision:
      3. To mimic or resemble closely:
      1. A playful or frivolous mood or manner:
      2. A playful remark; a witticism or joke.
      3. A playful or amusing act; a prank.
      1. To speak or shout derisively; mock.
      2. To abuse vocally; taunt:
      3. A scoffing or taunting remark or shout.
      1. To make taunting, heckling, or jeering remarks.
      2. To deride with taunting remarks.
      3. A derisive remark.
      1. To laugh at, speak of, or write about dismissively or contemptuously.
  1. An act of laughing

  2. Something or someone uproariously funny or absurd

      1. A wild or turbulent disturbance created by a large number of people.
      2. A violent disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons assembled for a common purpose.
      3. An unrestrained outbreak, as of laughter or passions.
      1. A sudden, overpowering feeling of fear, often affecting many people at once.
      2. A state of extreme anxiety, such as that involved in a panic attack.
      3. A state of frantic activity, usually accompanied by extreme concern or anxiety:
      1. To utter or emit a long, mournful, plaintive sound.
      2. To cry or wail loudly, as in pain, sorrow, or anger.
      3. To laugh heartily.
      1. The state of matter distinguished from the solid and liquid states by relatively low density and viscosity, relatively great expansion and contraction with changes in pressure and temperature, the ability to diffuse readily, and the spontaneous tendency to become distributed uniformly throughout any container.
      2. A substance in the gaseous state.
      3. A gaseous fuel, such as natural gas.
      1. To utter a long loud piercing cry, as from pain or fear.
      2. To make a loud piercing sound:
      3. To speak or write in an excited or fearful manner.
      1. Something said or done to evoke laughter or amusement, especially an amusing story with a punch line.
      2. A mischievous trick; a prank:
      3. Something that is of ludicrously poor quality:
      1. To utter the characteristic cry of an owl.
      2. To make a loud raucous cry, especially of derision or contempt.
      3. To shout down or drive off with jeering cries:
      1. the quality or state of being absurd; nonsense
      2. an absurd idea or thing

Another word for laugh

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  1. laugh out the other side of one's mouth

Synonym Study

  • Guffaw refers to loud, coarse laughter
  • Snicker is used of a sly, half-suppressed laugh, as at another's discomfiture or a bawdy story
  • 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
  • Chuckle implies soft laughter in low tones, expressive of mild amusement or inward satisfaction
  • Laugh is the general word for the sounds or exhalation made in expressing mirth, amusement, etc.