laughter

[ laf-ter, lahf- ]SEE DEFINITION OF laughter
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The laughter and talk were as little subdued as the scheme of the rooms.

The laughter at this sally was all it should have been, even the host joining in it.

The supposition was greeted with a great burst of laughter from Cornelius.

Cornelius was in fits of laughter, which he scarcely tried to choke.

She never heard the end of the story, but was roused by the laughter that followed it.

He could make the fellows in these saloons roar with laughter.

To the whole audience, in response to the laughter sure to ensue.

"Stint it, Humphrey," said the tall squire, with a burst of laughter.

"Why, it is the hedgerows," roared John, with a shout of laughter.

"I see you have found him," she said, with a ripple of laughter.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old English hleahtor, from Proto-Germanic *hlahtraz (cf. Old Norse hlatr, Danish latter, Old High German lahtar, German Gelächter); see laugh (v.).

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