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laugh

 (lăf, läf)
v. laughed, laugh·ing, laughs
v.intr.
1. To express certain emotions, especially mirth or delight, by a series of spontaneous, usually unarticulated sounds often accompanied by corresponding facial and bodily movements.
2. To show or feel amusement or good humor: an experience we would laugh about later on.
3.
a. To feel or express derision or contempt; mock: I had to laugh when I saw who my opponent was.
b. To feel a triumphant or exultant sense of well-being: You won't be laughing when the truth comes out.
4. To produce sounds resembling laughter: parrots laughing and chattering in the trees.
v.tr.
1. To affect or influence by laughter: laughed the speaker off the stage; laughed the proposal down.
2. To say with a laugh: He laughed his delight at the victory.
n.
1.
a. The act of laughing.
b. The sound of laughing; laughter.
2. Informal Something amusing, absurd, or contemptible; a joke: The solution they recommended was a laugh.
3. often laughs Informal Fun; amusement: went along just for laughs.
Phrasal Verbs:
laugh at
To treat lightly; scoff at: a daredevil who laughed at danger.
laugh off (or away)
To dismiss as ridiculously or laughably trivial: laughed off any suggestion that her career was over.
Idioms:
laugh all the way to the bank
To take glee in making money, especially from activity that others consider to be unimpressive or unlikely to turn a profit.
laugh out of the other side of (one's) mouth
To see one's good fortune turn to bad; suffer a humbling reversal.
laugh up/in (one's) sleeve
To rejoice or exult in secret, as at another's error or defeat.

[Middle English laughen, from Old English hlæhhan, probably ultimately of imitative origin.]

laugh′er n.
laugh′ing·ly adv.

laugh

(lɑːf)
vb
1. (intr) to express or manifest emotion, esp mirth or amusement, typically by expelling air from the lungs in short bursts to produce an inarticulate voiced noise, with the mouth open
2. (intr) (esp of certain mammals or birds) to make a noise resembling a laugh
3. (tr) to utter or express with laughter: he laughed his derision at the play.
4. (tr) to bring or force (someone, esp oneself) into a certain condition by laughter: he laughed himself sick.
5. (foll by: at) to make fun (of); jeer (at)
6. (foll by: over) to read or discuss something with laughter
7. don't make me laugh informal I don't believe you for a moment
8. laugh all the way to the bank informal to be unashamedly pleased at making a lot of money
9. laugh in a person's face to show open contempt or defiance towards a person
10. laugh like a drain informal to laugh loudly and coarsely
11. laugh up one's sleeve to laugh or have grounds for amusement, self-satisfaction, etc, secretly
12. laugh on the other side of one's face to show sudden disappointment or shame after appearing cheerful or confident
13. be laughing informal to be in a favourable situation
n
14. the act or an instance of laughing
15. a manner of laughter
16. informal a person or thing that causes laughter: that holiday was a laugh.
17. the last laugh the final success in an argument, situation, etc, after previous defeat
[Old English læhan, hliehhen; related to Gothic hlahjan, Dutch lachen]
ˈlaugher n
ˈlaughing n, adj
ˈlaughingly adv

laugh

(læf, lɑf)
v.i.
1. to express mirth, pleasure, derision, or nervousness with an audible, vocal expulsion of air from the lungs that can range from a loud burst of sound to a series of quiet chuckles and is usu. accompanied by characteristic facial and bodily movements.
2. to feel the emotion so expressed: She laughed inwardly at the scene.
3. to produce a sound resembling laughter: A coyote laughed in the dark.
v.t.
4. to drive, put, bring, etc., by or with laughter (often fol. by out, away, down, etc.): They laughed him out of town.
5. to utter with laughter: He laughed his consent.
6. laugh at,
a. to ridicule; deride.
b. to find amusing.
7. laugh off, to dismiss as trivial.
n.
8. the act or sound of laughing; laughter.
9. an expression of mirth, derision, etc., by laughing.
10. a person or thing that provokes laughter, amusement, or ridicule: That physics exam was a laugh.
11. laughs, Informal. fun; amusement.
Idioms:
1. have the last laugh, to prove successful despite the doubts of others.
2. laugh out of the other side of one's mouth or face, to become regretful or chastened after initial joy or boastfulness.
3. laugh up or in one's sleeve, to be secretly derisive or amused.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English (Anglian) hlæh(h)an]

laugh

  • deride - From Latin de-, "completely," and ridere, "laugh at."
  • keak - To cackle, laugh at.
  • fleer - To laugh in a disrespectful or jeering way.
  • flizzen - To laugh with the whole face.

laugh


Past participle: laughed
Gerund: laughing

Imperative
laugh
laugh
Present
I laugh
you laugh
he/she/it laughs
we laugh
you laugh
they laugh
Preterite
I laughed
you laughed
he/she/it laughed
we laughed
you laughed
they laughed
Present Continuous
I am laughing
you are laughing
he/she/it is laughing
we are laughing
you are laughing
they are laughing
Present Perfect
I have laughed
you have laughed
he/she/it has laughed
we have laughed
you have laughed
they have laughed
Past Continuous
I was laughing
you were laughing
he/she/it was laughing
we were laughing
you were laughing
they were laughing
Past Perfect
I had laughed
you had laughed
he/she/it had laughed
we had laughed
you had laughed
they had laughed
Future
I will laugh
you will laugh
he/she/it will laugh
we will laugh
you will laugh
they will laugh
Future Perfect
I will have laughed
you will have laughed
he/she/it will have laughed
we will have laughed
you will have laughed
they will have laughed
Future Continuous
I will be laughing
you will be laughing
he/she/it will be laughing
we will be laughing
you will be laughing
they will be laughing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been laughing
you have been laughing
he/she/it has been laughing
we have been laughing
you have been laughing
they have been laughing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been laughing
you will have been laughing
he/she/it will have been laughing
we will have been laughing
you will have been laughing
they will have been laughing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been laughing
you had been laughing
he/she/it had been laughing
we had been laughing
you had been laughing
they had been laughing
Conditional
I would laugh
you would laugh
he/she/it would laugh
we would laugh
you would laugh
they would laugh
Past Conditional
I would have laughed
you would have laughed
he/she/it would have laughed
we would have laughed
you would have laughed
they would have laughed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.laugh - the sound of laughinglaugh - the sound of laughing    
utterance, vocalization - the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
cachinnation - loud convulsive laughter
cackle - a loud laugh suggestive of a hen's cackle
chortle, chuckle - a soft partly suppressed laugh
giggle - a foolish or nervous laugh
belly laugh, guffaw - a burst of deep loud hearty laughter
ha-ha, haw-haw, hee-haw, horselaugh - a loud laugh that sounds like a horse neighing
snicker, snigger, snort - a disrespectful laugh
titter - a nervous restrained laugh
2.laugh - a facial expression characteristic of a person laughing; "his face wrinkled in a silent laugh of derision"
facial expression, facial gesture - a gesture executed with the facial muscles
3.laugh - a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughterlaugh - 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"
humor, wit, witticism, wittiness, humour - a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
gag line, punch line, tag line, laugh line - the point of a joke or humorous story
howler, sidesplitter, thigh-slapper, wow, belly laugh, riot, scream - a joke that seems extremely funny
blue joke, blue story, dirty joke, dirty story - an indelicate joke
ethnic joke - a joke at the expense of some ethnic group
funny, funny remark, funny story, good story - an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line); "she told a funny story"; "she made a funny"
in-joke - a joke that is appreciated only by members of some particular group of people
one-liner - a one-line joke
shaggy dog story - a long rambling joke whose humor derives from its pointlessness
sick joke - a joke in bad taste
sight gag, visual joke - a joke whose effect is achieved by visual means rather than by speech (as in a movie)
Verb1.laugh - produce laughterlaugh - produce laughter      
bray - laugh loudly and harshly
bellylaugh - laugh a deep, hearty laugh
howl, roar - laugh unrestrainedly and heartily
snicker, snigger - laugh quietly
giggle, titter - laugh nervously; "The girls giggled when the rock star came into the classroom"
crack up, break up - laugh unrestrainedly
cackle - emit a loud, unpleasant kind of laughing
guffaw, laugh loudly - laugh boisterously
chortle, chuckle, laugh softly - laugh quietly or with restraint
convulse - be overcome with laughter
cachinnate - laugh loudly and in an unrestrained way
express emotion, express feelings - give verbal or other expression to one's feelings
laugh away, laugh off - deal with a problem by laughing or pretending to be amused by it; "She laughs away all these problems"
blackguard, guy, jest at, laugh at, make fun, poke fun, ridicule, roast, rib - subject to laughter or ridicule; "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"; "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher"; "His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday"
weep, cry - shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain; "She cried bitterly when she heard the news of his death"; "The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs"

laugh

verb
1. chuckle, giggle, snigger, crack up (informal), cackle, chortle, guffaw, titter, roar, bust a gut (informal), be convulsed (informal), be in stitches, crease up (informal), split your sides, be rolling in the aisles (informal), L (S.M.S.) He laughed with pleasure when people said he looked like his Dad.
noun
1. chortle, giggle, chuckle, snigger, guffaw, titter, belly laugh, roar or shriek, L (S.M.S.) He gave a deep rumbling laugh at his own joke.
2. (Informal) joke, scream (informal), hoot (informal), lark, prank, L (S.M.S.) Working there's great. It's quite a good laugh actually.
3. (Informal) clown, character (informal), scream (informal), comic, caution (informal), wit, comedian, entertainer, card (informal), wag, joker, hoot (informal), humorist, L (S.M.S.) He was a good laugh and great to have in the dressing room.
laugh at something or someone make fun of, mock, tease, ridicule, taunt, jeer, deride, scoff at, belittle, lampoon, take the mickey out of (informal), pour scorn on, make a mock of I thought people were laughing at me because I was ugly.
laugh something off disregard, ignore, dismiss, overlook, shrug off, minimize, brush aside, make light of, pooh-pooh While I used to laugh it off, I'm now getting irritated by it.
Quotations
"Laugh and the world laughs with you;"
"Weep, and you weep alone;"
"For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,"
"But has enough trouble of its own" [Ella Wheeler Wilcox Solitude]
"One can know a man from his laugh, and if you like a man's laugh before you know anything of him, you may confidently say that he is a good man" [Fyodor Dostoevsky The House of the Dead]
Proverbs
"He who laughs last, laughs longest"

laugh

verb
1. To express amusement, mirth, or scorn by smiling and emitting loud, inarticulate sounds:
Informal: heehaw.
Idioms: die laughing, laugh one's head off, roll in the aisles, split one's sides.
2. To make fun or make fun of:
Chiefly British: quiz.
Idiom: poke fun at.
noun
1. An act of laughing:
Informal: heehaw.
2. Informal. Something or someone uproariously funny or absurd:
Informal: hoot, joke, scream.
Slang: gas, howl, panic, riot.
Translations
ضَحْكضِحْكَةٌيَضْحَكيَضْحَكُ
smát sesmíchposmívatsmát
latterlegrineoversmile
ridirido
naer
nauraanaurunaurunaihepilkatavitsi
smijehsmijati se
nevet
rider
hlæjahlátur
笑い笑う
웃다웃음웃음소리
rideorisus
pajuokos objektasvertas pašaipos
smieklismieties
smehsmejati se
skrattskratta
การหัวเราะหัวเราะ
cườitiếng cười

laugh

[lɑːf]
A. N
1. (lit) → risa f; (loud) → carcajada f, risotada f
he has a very distinctive laughtiene una risa muy suya
if you want a laugh, read onsi te quieres reír, sigue leyendo
she gave a little laughsoltó una risita
to get a laughhacer reír (a la gente)
to have a (good) laugh about or over or at sthreírse (mucho) de algo
that sounds like a laugh a minute (iro) → suena como para mondarse de risa (iro)
to raise a laughhacer reír (a la gente)
"I'm not jealous," he said with a laugh-no estoy celoso -dijo riéndose
to have the last laughser el que ríe el último
2. (= fun)
to be a laugh he's a laughes un tío gracioso or divertido, es muy cachondo (Sp)
you should come - it'll be a laughdeberías venir - será divertido
life isn't a bundle of laughs just nowmi vida ahora mismo no es precisamente muy divertida or muy alegre
to do sth for a laughhacer algo por divertirse
he's always good for a laughsiempre te ríes or te diviertes con él
3. (= joke)
the laugh is on youte salió el tiro por la culata
that's a laugh!, what a laugh! (iro) → ¡no me hagas reír!
B. VIreírse, reír
I tried not to laughintenté no reír(me)
I didn't know whether to laugh or cryno sabía si reír(me) o llorar
you may laugh, buttú te ríes, pero ...
once we get this contract signed we're laughing (fig) → una vez que nos firmen este contrato, lo demás es coser y cantar
to laugh about sthreírse de algo
we're still laughing about the time thattodavía nos reímos de cuando ...
there's nothing to laugh aboutno es cosa de risa or (LAm) reírse
to laugh at sb/sthreírse de algn/algo
he never laughs at my jokesnunca se ríe de mis chistes
to burst out laughingecharse a reír
I thought I'd die laughingcreí que me moría de (la) risa
to laugh in sb's facereírse de algn en su cara
to fall about laughingtroncharse or desternillarse de risa
you have (got) to laughhay que reírse
to laugh like a drain/hyenareírse como una hiena
to make sb laughhacer reír a algn
don't make me laugh (iro) → no me hagas reír
to laugh out loudreírse a carcajadas
I laughed till I cried or till the tears ran down my cheeksme reí a más no poder, me tronché de (la) risa
I laughed to myselfme reí para mis adentros
they'll be laughing all the way to the bankestarán contentísimos contando el dinero
he'll soon be laughing on the other side of his facepronto se le quitarán las ganas de reír
to laugh up one's sleevereírse por detrás
laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alonesi ríes todo el mundo te acompaña, pero si lloras nadie quiere saber nada
he who laughs last laughs longest or bestquien ríe el último ríe mejor
C. VT "don't be silly," he laughed-no seas bobo -dijo riéndose
he laughed a nervous laughse rió nervioso
to laugh sb to scornmofarse de algn
to laugh o.s. sillyreírse a más no poder
to laugh sth out of court his idea was laughed out of courtse rieron de su idea
to laugh one's head offpartirse or desternillarse or troncharse de risa
D. CPD laugh lines NPLarrugas fpl producidas al reír
laugh down VT + ADVridiculizar
laugh off VT + ADV [+ pain, accusation, suggestion] → tomarse a risa
he tried to laugh it offintentó tomárselo a risa

laugh

[ˈlɑːf]
n
(= sound) → rire m
She has a very nice laugh → Elle a un très joli rire.
to give a laugh → avoir un rire
He gave a deep throaty laugh → Il eut un profond rire de gorge.
to get a laugh (= make an audience laugh) [joke, comment, performer] → faire rire
to have a good laugh about sth → bien rire de qch
(= amusement)
It was a good laugh → On s'est bien amusés.
to do sth for a laugh → faire qch pour rire
They were persuaded onstage for a laugh by their mates → Leurs copains les ont persuadés de monter sur scène pour rire.
to do sth for laughs → faire qch pour s'amuser, faire qch pour rire
to have the last laugh → faire taire la critique
to have the last laugh on sb → faire manger son chapeau à qn
virire
don't make me laugh! → ne me faites pas rire!
you've got to laugh → vous voulez rire
vt (with direct speech)s'esclaffer
"It was crazy," he laughed
laugh at
vt fus
[+ joke] → rire de
The British don't laugh at the same jokes as the French → Les Britanniques ne rient pas des mêmes plaisanteries que les Français.
(scornfully)se moquer de
They laughed at her → Ils se sont moqués d'elle.
to laugh at sth → rire de qch
laugh off
vt sep [+ rumour, suggestion] → rire de
Whilst I used to laugh it off, I'm now getting irritated by it → Alors que j'avais l'habitude d'en rire, cela m'irrite maintenant.

laugh

n
Lachen nt; no, she said, with a laughnein, sagte sie lachend; she let out or gave a loud laughsie lachte laut auf; that woman has a laugh like a hyenadie Frau gackert wie ein Huhn; what a laugh (she’s got)!die hat vielleicht ’ne Lache! (inf); to have a good laugh over or about somethingsich köstlich über etw (acc)amüsieren; to have a good laugh at somebodyjdn gründlich auslachen; you’ll have a good laugh about it one dayeines Tages wirst du darüber lachen können; give us a laugh! (inf)bring uns mal zum Lachen!; it’ll give us a laugh (inf)das wird lustig; the laugh was on meder Witz ging auf meine Kosten; to have the last laugh (over or on somebody)es jdm zeigen (inf); I’ll have the last laughich werds dir schon noch zeigen (inf); to get a laugheinen Lacherfolg verbuchen; to play for laughsLacherfolge haben wollen; he played Hamlet for laughser machte aus Hamlet eine komische Figur; they played “Othello” for laughssie machten aus „Othello“ eine Komödie
(inf: = fun) what a laugh(das ist ja) zum Totlachen or zum Schreien (inf)!; just for a laugh or for laughsnur (so) aus Spaß; it’ll be a good laughes wird bestimmt lustig; we didn’t achieve much, but we had a good laughwir haben nicht viel geschafft, aber es war trotzdem lustig; he’s a (good) laugher ist urkomisch or zum Schreien (inf); to be good for a laughganz lustig sein; it was a laugh a minute!es war zum Schreien! (inf)
vilachen (→ about, at, over über +acc); to laugh at somebodysich über jdn lustig machen; to laugh up one’s sleevesich (dat)ins Fäustchen lachen; she’s laughing up her sleeve at ussie macht sich heimlich über uns lustig; it’s nothing to laugh aboutdas ist nicht zum Lachen; it’s all very well for you to laughdu hast gut lachen; you’ll be laughing on the other side of your face (Brit) or mouth (US) soondir wird das Lachen noch vergehen; to laugh out loudlaut auflachen; to laugh in somebody’s facejdm ins Gesicht lachen; he who laughs last laughs longest (Prov) → wer zuletzt lacht, lacht am besten (Prov); you’ve got to laughes ist eigentlich zum Lachen; don’t make me laugh! (iro inf)dass ich nicht lache! (inf); if you’ve got your own house, you’re laughing (inf)wenn man ein eigenes Haus hat, hat man es gut; he’ll be laughing all the way to the banker wird das Geld nur so scheffeln (inf) ? drain N a
vt to laugh oneself sillysich tot- or kaputtlachen (inf); he was laughed out of courter wurde ausgelacht; the idea was laughed out of courtdie Idee wurde verlacht; don’t be silly, he laughedred keinen Unsinn, sagte er lachend

laugh

[lɑːf]
1. viridere
to laugh over or about sth → ridere di or per qc
we all laughed about it later → più tardi ci abbiamo riso sopra
it's nothing to laugh about → non c'è niente da ridere
to laugh to o.s. → ridere dentro di sé or fra sé e sé
I laughed till I cried → ho riso fino alle lacrime
to laugh in sb's face → ridere in faccia a qn
then we'll be laughing (fig) → poi saremo tranquilli
to laugh up one's sleeve → ridere sotto i baffi
2. vt to laugh sb/sth out of courtridicolizzare qn/qc
they tried to laugh me out of my fears → hanno cercato di farmi passare la paura ridendo
to laugh sb to scorn → deridere qn
3. nrisata
to get or raise a laugh (from sb) → far ridere (qn)
to have a good laugh at sth → farsi una bella risata su or sopra qc
do you want a laugh? → vuoi farti due risate?
to do sth for a laugh (fam) → fare qc per scherzo or per ridere
what a laugh! → che ridere! (iro) → che ridicolo!
good for a laugh → divertente
he's always good for a laugh → ci fa sempre fare due risate
we'll see who has the last laugh (fig) → staremo a vedere chi l'avrà vinta
laugh at vi + prep (person, sb's behaviour, also) (fig) → ridere di
I laughed at his joke → la sua barzelletta mi fece ridere
laugh off vt + adv (pain, accusation) → ridere sopra, prendere alla leggera
to laugh one's head off (fam) → sbellicarsi dalle risate

laugh

(laːf) verb
to make sounds with the voice in showing happiness, amusement, scorn etc. We laughed at the funny photographs; Children were laughing in the garden as they played.
noun
an act or sound of laughing. He gave a laugh; a loud laugh.
ˈlaughable adjective
1. ridiculous or deserving scorn. Her attempts at drawing were laughable.
2. amusing; comical.
ˈlaughably adverb
ˈlaughingly adverb
as a joke. She suggested laughingly that he should try it himself.
ˈlaughter noun
the act or sound of laughing. We could hear laughter / the sound of laughter from the next room.
ˈlaughing-stock noun
someone who is laughed at. If I wear that hat, I'll be a laughing-stock.
laugh at
to make it obvious that one regards something or someone as humorous, ridiculous or deserving scorn. Everyone will laugh at me if I wear that dress!; The others laughed at his fears.

laugh

ضِحْكَةٌ, يَضْحَكُ smát se, smích latter, le lachen γελάω, γέλιο reír, risa nauraa, nauru rire smijati se, smijeh ridere, risata 笑い, 笑う 웃다, 웃음 lach, lachen latter, le śmiech, wyśmiewać się rir, risada смех, смеяться skratt, skratta การหัวเราะ, หัวเราะ gülüş, kahkahayla gülmek cười, tiếng cười

laugh

n. risa;
v. reír;
to ___ atreírse de, mofarse.

laugh

n risa; vi reír(se)
References in classic literature ?
I don't believe any of you suffer as I do," cried Amy, "for you don't have to go to school with impertinent girls, who plague you if you don't know your lessons, and laugh at your dresses, and label your father if he isn't rich, and insult you when your nose isn't nice.
Birds in their little nests agree," sang Beth, the peacemaker, with such a funny face that both sharp voices softened to a laugh, and the "pecking" ended for that time.
Beth's bundle was such a funny one that everybody wanted to laugh, but nobody did, for it would have hurt her feelings very much.
Do the best you can when the time comes, and if the audience laughs, don't blame me.
Neither one, you--you unscientific heathen," answered Tom, with a laugh at Ned.
You see I'm going to imbibe my information by the deductive rather than the excavative process," he added with a laugh.
Her laugh, too, was high, and perhaps a little strident, but there was a lively intelligence in it.
And all these people who claim to be so damned different, they respond to the same thing; they laugh at the same jokes, cry at the same instants, and show how totally entrapped by our humanity we all are.
Indeed, much of the left is still able to laugh nostalgically about the Soviet Union despite its unspeakably horrific past, and that, thinks Amis, makes it morally guilty.
Socialization has a lot to do with it," says psychology professor Richard Wiseman, Laugh Lab's creator.
Well, they should try harder and have the guts to let us laugh at ourselves.
Counselor: When you see the other girls whisper and laugh, what words go through your head?