laugh line


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laugh·line

or laugh line  (lăf′līn′, läf′-)
n.
1. A lasting wrinkle formed at the outer corner of the eye or along the side of the mouth, especially noticeable when one laughs or smiles.
2. A line of dialogue intended to cause laughter: "actors who are directed ... to cutely underline every nuance and laughline" (Laurie Winer).

crow's′-foot`



n., pl. -feet.
1. Usu., crow's-feet. any of the tiny wrinkles at the outer corners of the eyes resulting from age or constant squinting.
2. an arrangement of ropes in which one main rope exerts pull at several points simultaneously through a group of smaller ropes.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.laugh line - a wrinkle in the skin at the outer corner of your eyes
crinkle, wrinkle, furrow, crease, seam, line - a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
2.laugh line - the point of a joke or humorous story
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"
line - text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen; "the letter consisted of three short lines"; "there are six lines in every stanza"
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