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Laugh synonyms
lăf, läf
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A short, spasmodic laugh.
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  1. A short, spasmodic laugh.
  2. The act or sound of giggling
Cackling laughter
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  1. Cackling laughter
  2. Idle or silly chatter
  3. A laugh resembling the cry of a hen or goose.
A hearty, boisterous burst of laughter.
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  1. A hearty, boisterous burst of laughter.
  2. A loud, coarse burst of laughter
  3. A boisterous laugh
A sly or derisive, partly stifled laugh
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  1. A sly or derisive, partly stifled laugh
A snicker.
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Such a sound
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  1. Such a sound
  2. A joyful, somewhat muffled laugh, rather like a snorting chuckle.
  3. A snorting, joyful laugh or chuckle.
A deep, hearty laugh
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  1. A deep, hearty laugh
  2. Anything that provokes such a laugh, as a line in a play
  3. (Informal) A hearty laugh
The loud deep cry of a wild animal, especially a lion or other wild cat.
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  1. The loud deep cry of a wild animal, especially a lion or other wild cat.
  2. A loud burst of laughter
  3. A loud, deep, rumbling sound, as of a lion or bull, a person in pain, a cheering crowd, etc.
(Slang) A quick drink of straight liquor
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  1. (Slang) A quick drink of straight liquor
  2. A rough, noisy sound made by breathing forcefully through the nostrils, as a horse or pig does.
  3. Cocaine or heroin, especially a small amount sniffed at one time.
To cluck or chuck, as a hen.
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  1. To cluck or chuck, as a hen.
  2. To laugh softly in a low tone, as in mild amusement
  3. To laugh quietly or to oneself.
A soft, low-toned laugh
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  1. A soft, low-toned laugh
  2. A quiet laugh of mild amusement or satisfaction.
A nervous giggle.
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  1. A nervous giggle.
  2. The act or an instance of tittering
A member of a North American Indian people living in the upper basins of the Yellowstone and Bighorn rivers
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  1. A member of a North American Indian people living in the upper basins of the Yellowstone and Bighorn rivers
  2. The shrill cry of a rooster.
  3. An inarticulate sound expressive of pleasure or delight.
A shrill, often frantic cry.
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  1. A shrill, often frantic cry.
  2. A loud, piercing cry or sound
Any similar sound
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  1. Any similar sound
  2. (Slang) Something uproariously funny or absurd.
  3. A loud derisive call:
The emotion usually following humour and accompanied by laughter; merriment; jollity; gaiety.
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  1. The emotion usually following humour and accompanied by laughter; merriment; jollity; gaiety.
  2. Joyfulness, gaiety, or merriment, esp. when characterized by laughter
  3. Gladness and merriment, especially when expressed by laughter.
The condition of being amused
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  1. The condition of being amused
  2. (Countable) An activity that is entertaining or amusing, such as dancing, gunning, or fishing.
  3. Something that amuses or entertains; entertainment
A violent, involuntary contraction or spasm of the muscles
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  1. A violent, involuntary contraction or spasm of the muscles
  2. A violent fit of laughter
  3. Violent turmoil.
Type of boundary to a garden, pleasure-ground, or park, designed not to interrupt the view and to be invisible until closely approached.
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  1. Type of boundary to a garden, pleasure-ground, or park, designed not to interrupt the view and to be invisible until closely approached.
  2. A fence, wall, etc. set in a ditch around a garden or park so as not to hide the view from within
  3. A laugh.
An instance of giggling or tittering.
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  1. An instance of giggling or tittering.
  2. A sound made in imitation of a giggle or titter.
One, such as a joke, that causes such a laugh.
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  1. One, such as a joke, that causes such a laugh.
  2. An exuberant laugh.
  3. A loud laugh of amusement, or something causing it
To utter a chortle or express with a chortle.
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  1. To utter a chortle or express with a chortle.
  2. To make, or utter with, a gleeful chuckling or snorting sound
  3. (Intransitive) To laugh with a chortle or chortles.
To laugh in this way
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  1. To laugh in this way
  2. (Intransitive) To laugh boisterously.
To neigh; nicker
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  1. To neigh; nicker
  2. To laugh in a sly or derisive, partly stifled manner
  3. To utter with a snicker
To laugh in a half-suppressed way, suggestive of silliness, nervousness, etc.; giggle
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  1. To laugh in a half-suppressed way, suggestive of silliness, nervousness, etc.; giggle
To utter while giggling.
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  1. To utter while giggling.
  2. To laugh with repeated short, spasmodic sounds.
  3. To laugh with a series of uncontrollable, rapid, high-pitched sounds in a silly or nervous way, as if trying to hold back; titter
(Idiomatic, intransitive) to suddenly start laughing intensely
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  1. (Idiomatic, intransitive) to suddenly start laughing intensely
To utter with a shriek
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  1. To utter with a shriek
  2. To make a loud, sharp, piercing cry or sound, as certain animals, or a person in terror, pain, or laughter; screech
To move while making a loud noise:
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  1. To move while making a loud noise:
  2. To talk or laugh loudly and boisterously
  3. To laugh loudly or excitedly.
(Slang) To go on a spree.
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  1. (Slang) To go on a spree.
  2. To shout or laugh in scorn, mirth, etc.
  3. (Slang) To laugh heartily.
To laugh hard, loudly, or convulsively; guffaw.
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  1. To laugh hard, loudly, or convulsively; guffaw.
  2. To laugh loudly or too much
To radiate light; shine.
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  1. To radiate light; shine.
  2. To give out (shafts of light); radiate in a beam or beams
  3. To smile expansively.
To draw back the lips and show the teeth in pain, scorn, etc.
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  1. To draw back the lips and show the teeth in pain, scorn, etc.
  2. To smile broadly, often baring the teeth, as in amusement, glee, embarrassment, or other strong emotion.
  3. To smile broadly as in amusement or pleasure, or, sometimes, in embarrassment
To have or form a smile.
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  1. To have or form a smile.
  2. To express with a smile:
  3. To express with a smile
To smile in a conceited, knowing, or annoyingly complacent way
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  1. To smile in a conceited, knowing, or annoyingly complacent way
  2. To smile in an annoying self-satisfied manner.
(Austral., N.Z., Informal) To treat (someone) to (a round of drinks, etc.)
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  1. (Austral., N.Z., Informal) To treat (someone) to (a round of drinks, etc.)
  2. To say with or utter a shout.
  3. To utter a shout; cry out loudly
To make a sound expressive of well-being or pleasure, as a baby does
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  1. To make a sound expressive of well-being or pleasure, as a baby does
  2. To utter the shrill cry characteristic of a rooster.
  3. To exult over an accomplishment or piece of good fortune; boast.
(Idiomatic) To laugh hysterically
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(Idiomatic, of an audience) To laugh uproariously.
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To titter or snicker
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  1. To titter or snicker
  2. To giggle or titter.
To make a noise like a snort, as in laughing boisterously
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  1. To make a noise like a snort, as in laughing boisterously
  2. To express anger, contempt, or the like by a snort
  3. To expel by or as by a snort
To laugh loudly or too much
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  1. To laugh loudly or too much
  2. To laugh hard, loudly, or convulsively; guffaw.
To laugh or talk in a shrill manner.
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  1. To laugh or talk in a shrill manner.
  2. (Intransitive) To laugh with a broken sound similar to a hen's cry.
  3. To utter in cackles:
To laugh in this way
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  1. To laugh in this way
  2. To laugh heartily and boisterously.
To bray
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  1. To bray
  2. To laugh in a loud, often silly way; guffaw
  3. (Informal) To guffaw.
To laugh at in contempt or scorn; make fun of; ridicule
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  1. To laugh at in contempt or scorn; make fun of; ridicule
  2. To laugh at, speak of, or write about dismissively or contemptuously.
To jeer or taunt; scoff (at)
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  1. To jeer or taunt; scoff (at)
  2. To make taunting, heckling, or jeering remarks.
  3. To deride with taunting remarks.
To abuse vocally; taunt:
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  1. To abuse vocally; taunt:
  2. To make fun of (a person or thing) in a rude, sarcastic manner; mock; taunt; scoff (at)
  3. To speak or shout derisively; mock.
To act in a playful or facetious manner.
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  1. To act in a playful or facetious manner.
  2. To be playful in speech and actions; joke
  3. To jeer; mock
To hold up to scorn or contempt; ridicule
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  1. To hold up to scorn or contempt; ridicule
  2. In a false or insincere manner
  3. To imitate in fun or derision:
To expose to ridicule; make fun of.
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  1. To expose to ridicule; make fun of.
To show mocking contempt, scorn, or derision, esp. by language; jeer
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  1. To show mocking contempt, scorn, or derision, esp. by language; jeer
  2. To say in a derisive manner:
  3. To mock at or deride
To work as a scout
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  1. To work as a scout
  2. To search for talented people:
  3. To search as a scout:
To taunt, ridicule, or tease, especially for embarrassing mistakes or faults:
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  1. To taunt, ridicule, or tease, especially for embarrassing mistakes or faults:
  2. To reproach, tease, taunt, etc., esp. by reminding of a fault or mistake
To test the knowledge of
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  1. To test the knowledge of
  2. To question (someone), especially closely or repeatedly:
  3. (Now Rare) To look at, often specif., inquisitively, teasingly, etc.
A laugh resembling the cry of a hen or goose.
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  1. A laugh resembling the cry of a hen or goose.
  2. Idle or silly chatter
  3. Cackling laughter
  1. A boisterous laugh
  2. A loud, coarse burst of laughter
  3. A hearty, boisterous burst of laughter.
(Archaic) A matter for or cause of laughter
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  1. (Archaic) A matter for or cause of laughter
  2. The action of laughing or the sound resulting
  3. The sound produced by laughing.
The braying sound made by a donkey.
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  1. The braying sound made by a donkey.
  2. The sound that a donkey makes; bray
  3. (Informal) A noisy laugh; a guffaw.
An absurd idea or thing
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  1. An absurd idea or thing
  2. The quality or state of being absurd; nonsense
The sound that an owl makes
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  1. The sound that an owl makes
  2. (US, slang) A fun event or person. (See hootenanny)
  3. A sound suggesting the cry of an owl, especially the sound of a horn.
A person or thing to be laughed at, not to be taken seriously, because absurd, ridiculous, etc.
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  1. A person or thing to be laughed at, not to be taken seriously, because absurd, ridiculous, etc.
  2. The humorous element in a situation
  3. Something said or done to evoke laughter or amusement, especially an amusing story with a punch line.
(Informal) One that is hilariously or ridiculously funny:
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  1. (Informal) One that is hilariously or ridiculously funny:
  2. (Informal) A person or thing considered hilariously funny
  3. Any shrill, piercing sound
(US) gas pedal
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  1. (US) gas pedal
  2. A gaseous fuel, such as natural gas.
  3. A condition resulting from indigestion in which such gas causes abdominal bloating, flatulence, etc.
A long, loud, wailing cry of a wolf, dog, etc.
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  1. A long, loud, wailing cry of a wolf, dog, etc.
  2. A loud derisive call:
  3. Any similar sound
A state of frantic activity, usually accompanied by extreme concern or anxiety:
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  1. A state of frantic activity, usually accompanied by extreme concern or anxiety:
  2. A widespread fear of the collapse of the financial system, resulting in unreasoned attempts to turn property into cash, withdraw money, etc.
  3. A sudden widespread alarm concerning finances, often resulting in a rush to sell property to raise cash.
A violent public disturbance of the peace, by a number of persons (specified, in law, usually as three or more) assembled together
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  1. A violent public disturbance of the peace, by a number of persons (specified, in law, usually as three or more) assembled together
  2. (Informal) An extremely amusing person, thing, or event
  3. A wild or turbulent disturbance created by a large number of people.
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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.
Find another word for laugh. In this page you can discover 109 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for laugh, like: giggle, cackle, guffaw, fit of laughter, peal of laughter, horse laugh, ho-ho, cry, snicker, snigger and chortle.