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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•ing

(ˈlæf ɪŋ, ˈlɑ fɪŋ)

adj.
1. uttering sounds like laughter, as some birds.
2. laughable: That mistake is no laughing matter.
n.
[1250–1300]
laugh′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.laughing - showing or feeling mirth or pleasure or happiness; "laughing children"
happy - enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure; "a happy smile"; "spent many happy days on the beach"; "a happy marriage"

laughing

adjective
2. Emitting a murmuring sound felt to resemble a laugh:
Translations

laughing

[ˈlɑːfɪŋ]
A. ADJrisueño, alegre
it's no laughing matterno tiene ninguna gracia, no es cosa de risa
B. CPD laughing gas Ngas m hilarante
laughing stock Nhazmerreír m

laughing

[ˈlɑːfɪŋ] adj [person] → rieur/euselaughing gas ngaz m hilarantlaughing matter n
this is no laughing matter → il n'y a pas de quoi rire, ça n'a rien d'amusantlaughing stock n
to be the laughing stock of sb → être la risée de qn
He was the laughing stock of the class → Il était la risée de la classe.
We risked becoming the laughing stock of the developed world → Nous risquions de devenir la risée du monde développé.
to become a laughing stock → devenir objet de risée

laughing

adjlachend; it’s no laughing matterdas ist nicht zum Lachen, das ist gar nicht komisch
nLachen nt; hysterical laughinghysterisches Gelächter

laughing

:
laughing gas
nLachgas nt
laughing hy(a)ena
nTüpfel- or Fleckenhyäne f
laughing jackass

laughing

[ˈlɑːfɪŋ] adj (face) → ridente
this is no laughing matter → non è una cosa da ridere
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I don't think it would be such a bad thing if everyone could die laughing.