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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Gloomy Britons are too stressed-out, with almost half unable to rustle up even one decent belly laugh each day.And people in Wales laugh less than any other UK region, with an average daily laughter count of just 11 laughs compared with the national average of 14 and the English average of 17.
BOY, did we have a great big belly laugh and loads of fun!
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