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noun as in burst of laughter

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A bitter and reflexive gotcha guffaw to match the mean times, in which headlines redound with “Slams,” “Rips,” and “Blasted” as things people routinely do to each other.

From Ozy

She has said that she fell in love with the guffaw and started to pursue its owner, a fellow Princeton grad.

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The perfect amount of raunchy shock value to color a guffaw with a gasp.

Even those who support union with Russia guffaw when asked whether the referendum will be above board.

Hitting the sidewalk, I let out an unexpected guffaw as the subdead abomination trod over my body without even taking notice!

When the Booker Prize was launched as the “British Goncourt” in 1969, it was met by a universal guffaw.

She had an incredible laugh—something between a giggle and a guffaw.

At this the crowd roared with laughter, and now was the first shade of good-nature mixed with the guffaw.

Then luckily somebody laughed; and a general guffaw saved the situation.

Politely veiled laughter greeted this sally, except from Dr. Wilson, who burst into an open guffaw.

Smith opened his head, and emitted as large a guffaw as he ever allowed himself to indulge in.

He gazed at Betty, then at the two dogs, uttered a light guffaw, and vanished round the corner.


On this page you'll find 46 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to guffaw, such as: laughter, howl, laugh, howling, roar, and shout.

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