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Usage statistics for the verb laugh:

conversational speech87.42%task-oriented speech12.58% imaginative writing92.94%informational writing7.06%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun laugh:

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The word laugh is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun laugh

What does laugh mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: laughs

  1. the sound of laughing
  2. a facial expression characteristic of a person laughing
  3. a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter

Alternative definition of the noun laugh


  1. An expression of mirth particular to the human species; the sound heard in laughing; laughter.
  2. Something that provokes mirth or scorn.
  3. [UK] A fun person.

Definition of the verb laugh

What does laugh mean as a doing word?

Laugh is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: laughed | laughing | laughs

  1. produce laughter


Laugh a.k.a. Intastella were an alternative rock band from Manchester who evolved from the earlier band Laugh. They had four top-75 hits in the UK during the 1990s.


  1. "Laugh" is the second solo-album by the British singer Terry Hall. It was released in 1997 on the Southsea Bubble Company label. Hall wrote the majority of the album with guitarist Craig Gannon and collaborated with several acclaimed musicians namely singer-songwriter Stephen Duffy, The High Llamas's bandleader Sean O'Hagan and most notably Damon Albarn of Blur, whom Hall had collaborated with on Hall's 1995 EP Rainbows. The album was produced by Hall with Gannon and Cenzo Townshend. It received good reviews when original released on CD in October 1997 and peaked at number fifty on the UK Albums Chart and includes the singles "Ballad of a Landlord" and "I Saw the Light".
  2. "Laugh" is the sixth studio album by Keller Williams, released in 2002.
  3. "LAUGH" is a musical album of Suncity.
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  4. "Laugh" is a composition.

Phrases with Laugh

Phrases starting with the word Laugh:

  1. Laugh'd
  2. laugh at
  3. laugh off
  4. laugh away
  5. Laugh Down
  6. laugh line
  7. laugh track
  8. laugh loudly
  9. laugh softly
  10. Laugh Machine

Phrases ending with the word Laugh:

  1. to laugh
  2. Evil Laugh
  3. last laugh
  4. belly laugh
  5. Have a Laugh
  6. Liquid Laugh
  7. Liquid-Laugh

Other phrases containing the word Laugh:

  1. to laugh at
  2. to laugh away
  3. To Laugh Down

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Laugh

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Google previewWestern Druggist (1903)

Speaking of laughs, says a writer in the Dietetic and Hygienic Gazette, the most heartrending laugh is the laugh of the summer girl that...

Google previewWorking Class Represent (2011)

by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

And a person who tries to silence poetry simply because it makes people laugh is a fucking tyrant. Because seriously, how hard is it to make someone sad ...

Google previewBetween Reason and Revelation (2012)

Twin Wisdoms Reconciled

to laugh is a property belonging to man out of all the animals; every man has this property and has it at all times. Second, it is that which belongs to the entire human ...

Google previewThe Grand magazine of magazines; or, A public register of literature and amusement. Collected and digested by R. Woodville (1750)

by Roger Woodville

The horse laugh is a most formidable imitation of the true and natural langh, and is often practised in poblic assemblies, to the great terror of speakers. The finical or guttural laugh, is a most vile abuse of parts, and is an cmnarnral transferring ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

LAUGH, n, láf [Ger. lachen; Dut. lachachen and lagchen; Icel. hlaja, to laugh: ...

Google previewLexicon of the Mouth (2014)

Poetics and Politics of Voice and the Oral Imaginary by Brandon LaBelle

Laugh. Laughter dramatically moves the body. In small ticks and gyrations, as well as convulsions and fits, laughter pulls the mouth this way and that, to bare the teeth or toss the head back, to hold the belly or even slap the thigh—all as an ...

Google previewThe New Universal English Dictionary ... To which is added, a dictionary of cant words ... The fourth edition, carefully corrected by Mr. Buchanan, etc (1760)

by Nathan BAILEY

To LAUGH (hlahan, Sax. Iacbln, Germ. 'nd Dut.) 1. To make that noise which sudden merriment excites: 2. (in poetry) to appear gay, favourable; pleasant, or sertile. The plenteous board, high heap'd with eate' divine, And o'er the foaming bowl ...

Google previewSimiles Dictionary (2013)

by Elyse Sommer

giggled like cartoon mice —Tom Robbins Giggle, like a child watching a Hollywood adventure film —Nadine Gordimer A good laugh is sunshine in a house —William Makepeace Thackeray Heavy, melodious laughter, like silver coins ...

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Usage statistics about laugh

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb laugh:

conversational speech87.42%task-oriented speech12.58% imaginative writing92.94%informational writing7.06%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun laugh:


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Quotes about Laugh

Live, Love, Laugh like you never have before
Hope gives us life love and makes us laugh
We hope to always Live, Love, Laugh
Give hope when you live, love and laugh
Hope for a better life

Live, Love, Laugh
For Hope and a better life (HollJo Johnston)
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Scrabble value of L1A1U1G2H4

The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of LAUGH

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