belly laugh


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belly laugh

n.
A deep laugh.

belly laugh

n
a loud deep hearty laugh

bel′ly laugh`


n.
a loud hearty laugh.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.belly laugh - a burst of deep loud hearty laughterbelly laugh - a burst of deep loud hearty laughter
laugh, laughter - the sound of laughing
2.belly laugh - a joke that seems extremely funnybelly laugh - a joke that seems extremely funny  
gag, jape, jest, joke, laugh - a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter; "he told a very funny joke"; "he knows a million gags"; "thanks for the laugh"; "he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
Translations

belly laugh

ngrassa risata
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When asked where the Alvin Ailey American Dunce Theater is heading in the 21st century, Judith Jamison lets out a roar of a belly laugh.
Powered by computerized pneumatic devices, the animatronic being periodically awakens from its dormant/dead state and (in jerky yet naturalistic moves accompanied by the hissing of air pistons and the occasional roar of a compressor) ritualistically repeats the slicing act documented in the wounds while letting out a recorded belly laugh in the voice of the artist.
Think of a great belly laugh, a laugh that has you doubled over with giggles; a laugh that has you catching your breath; a giggle so infectious it's impossible to regain your composure and the harder you try, the funnier it gets, until it finally sends you to the floor thumping your hand on the ground in absolute glee.
The workshop was run by "laughter facilitator" Raymond Pollack, who uses his belly laugh and larger-than-life personality to teach children how to break down barriers and encourage them to talk more.
Gloomy Britons are too stressed-out, with almost half unable to rustle up even one decent belly laugh each day.
BOY, did we have a great big belly laugh and loads of fun
Well, maybe not better, but it was good for a belly laugh.
This week it really did feel like we were scraping the very bottom of the comedy barrel, with Linda's hot date turning up and the word "gash" being used all the time in a last-ditch attempt to get a belly laugh.
Their show also features masked choreography with inventive lighting, muscular synchronisation timed to perfection, post-apocalyptic imagery and infectious belly laugh humour.
It's the perfect antidote to winter as it gives you a good belly laugh quickly followed by an overwhelming urge to take up Salsa.
Five wonderful 60-something women reminisce over fond and sometimes painful memories, keen observations and enjoy a good old belly laugh along the way.
What better way to end a week of political wrangling than to have a good old belly laugh at those in power?