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Definition of laugh:

  1. An expression of mirth peculiar to the human species; the sound heard in laughing; laughter. See Laugh, v. i.
  2. Fig.: To be or appear gay, cheerful, pleasant, mirthful, lively, or brilliant; to sparkle; to sport.
  3. To affect or influence by means of laughter or ridicule.
  4. To express by, or utter with, laughter; - with out.
  5. To show mirth, satisfaction, or derision, by peculiar movement of the muscles of the face, particularly of the mouth, causing a lighting up of the face and eyes, and usually accompanied by the emission of explosive or chuckling sounds from the chest and throat; to indulge in laughter.


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