Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
    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
  2. (noun, communication) a facial expression characteristic of a person laughing
  3. (noun, communication) the sound of laughing
  4. (verb, body) produce laughter

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Antonyms of Laugh


Origin of the word Laugh

  1. O.E. (Anglian) hl?hhan, earlier hlihhan, from P.Gmc. *klakhjanan (cf. O.N. hl?ja, Ger. lachen, Goth. hlahjan), from PIE *klak-, of imitative origin (cf. L. cachinare "to laugh aloud," Skt. kakhati "laughs," O.C.S. chochotati "laugh," Gk. kakhazein).
    "If I coveted nowe to avenge the injuries… more

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