Complete Definition of "laughter"

English

Etymology
Anglo Saxon hleahtor; akin to Old High German hlahtar, German gelächter, Icelandic hlátur, Danish latter.

Pronunciation
italbrac|UK: IPA|/ˈlɑːftə/, SAMPA|/"lA:[email protected]/
italbrac|US: AHD|lăfʹtər, IPA|/ˈlæftɚ/, SAMPA|/"l{[email protected]`/
audio|en-us-laughter.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|ɑːftə(r)

Noun
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  1. A movement (usually involuntary) of the muscles of the face, particularly of the lips, with a peculiar expression of the eyes, indicating merriment, satisfaction, or derision, and usually attended by a sonorous and interrupted expulsion of air from the lungs.

#:Quotations
#:*The act of laughter, which is a sweet contraction of the muscles of the face, and a pleasant agitation of the vocal organs, is not merely, or totally within the jurisdiction of ourselves. - Sir Thomas Browne
#:*Archly the maiden smiled, and with eyes overrunning with laughter - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  1. The sound produced by air so expelled.
  2. slang A decidedly one-sided sports contest, especially where the winning team is able to score at will.

#: The final score of the football game was 70-0; what a laugher it was.

Translations
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Afrikaans: lag, gelag
Albanian: gaz m
Breton: c'hoarzh m -où
Bulgarian: смях m (1)
Catalan: rialla f, riure m
Croatian: smijeh m
Czech: smích m (1,2)
Danish: latter g|Danish
Dutch: gelach n, lachen n
Esperanto: ridado
Finnish: nauru
French: rire m
German: Gelächter n, Lachen n
Guaraní: puka
Hungarian: nevetés
Icelandic: hlátur m
Interlingua: riso
Irish: gáire g|Irish
Italian: riso m
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Japanese: 笑い (わらい, warai) (1), 笑い声 (わらいごえ, waraigoe) (2)
Kurdish: t+|ku|ken m (1,2), t|ku|kenîn f (1,2), KUchar|پێکه‌نین, KUchar|قاقاو پێکه‌نین
Latin: risus m
Polish: śmiech m
Portuguese: riso n
Romanian: râs n rfv-gender
Russian: смех, хохот m
Spanish: risa f
Tupinambá: puká
Vietnamese: tiếng cười

See also
laugh

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Revision and Credits for"laughter"
  • 2007-12-11 08:19 - SemperBlotto - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/24.5.191.79|24.5.191.79]] ([[User_talk:24.5.191.79|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:BiT|BiT]]

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