- 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.