Adjective "laughed" definition and examples

(Laughed may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/lɑːf/

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Definitions and examples

verb

Make the spontaneous sounds and movements of the face and body that are the instinctive expressions of lively amusement and sometimes also of derision.
  1. 'she couldn't help laughing at his jokes'
  2. 'Will laughed quietly and I looked up to see him nodding, looking at me softly with a smile.'
  3. 'All the kids around the playground laughed hysterically at this pathetic joke.'
  4. 'Kate laughed as she looked at him, wondering just what was going through his mind.'
  5. 'The script had jokes in it, you could tell, but no one laughed because of the timing.'
  6. 'The audience laughed lightly at the absurdity of this.'
  7. 'Matt almost laughed aloud in spite of himself.'
  8. 'I laughed all the way through and in the end I left the cinema grinning from ear to ear.'
  9. 'With the tension broken, both men laughed heartily at the thought.'
  10. 'He liked the way sometimes a little crease wrinkled the side of her nose when she laughed.'
  11. 'They really laughed and asked some good questions and most of them bought a book.'
  12. 'many people only laughed at these stories'
  13. 'It was a local story that inspired the poem about a drunken farmer who laughs at the devil and only just escapes.'
  14. 'If your guidance counselor laughs at you because of what your hope for a career is, ignore them.'
  15. 'I am aided along this expressway to embarrassment by Alec, who either makes things worse or laughs at me.'
  16. 'My husband laughs at me because I put our children's clothes on the radiator to warm in winter but it is a habit I picked up from my mother.'
  17. 'The only problem is that I have to walk with my legs apart and I look like an idiot that way and everyone looks at me and laughs at me.'
  18. 'I will think of her laughing at the ridiculousness of what we're both doing.'
  19. 'he laughed off suggestions that the company was in trouble'
  20. 'She tried to laugh it off dismissively, but her words seemed to pique his interest.'
  21. 'Apologize in a lighthearted way, and laugh it off by turning it into a joke.'
  22. 'Don't rise to their teasing; try and laugh it off or just plain ignore them!'
  23. 'I've tried talking to my parents but they just seem to laugh it off and ignore me saying that I'll feel better tomorrow.'
  24. 'Avoiding, dismissing or laughing them off on a consistent basis means that many important issues go unresolved.'

noun

An act of laughing.
  1. 'But the laugh sounded false, and she didn't think it was very funny.'
  2. 'Michael's weak attempt to stifle a laugh was futile.'
  3. 'It was a real laugh, a ha-ha laugh, unlike the fit of hysterics he'd had earlier.'
  4. 'But his plan became clear as she started bursting out with guffaws and laughs and giggles when he tickled her.'
  5. 'He looked back at his friend over his shoulder and laughed a short, hearty laugh.'
  6. 'All he knew was that that laugh sounded like nothing he had ever heard before.'
  7. 'The man's laugh echoed against the metal walls as he left the hanger.'
  8. 'She laughed a tinkling little laugh, and I wondered if she even knew about Becca.'
  9. 'He let out a loud, hearty laugh.'
  10. 'A nervous little laugh escaped her, to her chagrin.'
Something that causes laughter; a source of fun, amusement, or derision.
  1. 'she decided to play along with him for a laugh'
  2. 'It was good to see the crowd stop taking themselves so seriously and have a laugh for once!'
  3. 'For audiences, the point of comedy is to have a laugh.'
  4. 'And if not, well, at least we can all share a good laugh about it.'
  5. 'Who am I to complain about them, they just wanted a good laugh, and I was glad I provided some entertainment on the last lazy, unproductive Friday.'
  6. 'Time to actually talk to patients, make a fuss of the kids and have a laugh.'
  7. 'The head doorman is a bit of joker and you can have a laugh with him but it's not advisable to upset him too much.'
  8. 'Fun, light spirited and cute, you like to have a laugh, but never take a lot of things seriously.'
  9. 'I have to confess that I always get a good belly laugh out of such nonsense.'
  10. 'He showed his sense of humour and gave the public plenty of laughs along the way.'
  11. 'And nothing cures a cold as efficiently as a good laugh.'
  12. 'I like Peter—he's a good laugh'
  13. 'After I got back, I noticed that my friends from Longsight were there, so we went to join them, which was a good decision because Alan, Paul and Colin are a good laugh.'
  14. 'She is a right laugh, imaginative, passionate and most definitely not a worrying stress-head.'
  15. 'She is a good person and a good laugh, and yet she constantly lies.'
  16. 'While in NYC check this bar out, the women are gorgeous and friendly too, and the bar staff are a good laugh.'
  17. 'I would just like to say what a lovely person Jess is - she really is - and she is a right laugh and can always make people smile when they need to smile.'

More definitions

1. to express mirth, pleasure, derision, or nervousness with an audible, vocal expulsion of air from the lungs that can range from a loud burst of sound to a series of quiet chuckles and is usually accompanied by characteristic facial and bodily movements.

2. to experience the emotion so expressed: He laughed inwardly at the scene.

3. to produce a sound resembling human laughter: A coyote laughed in the dark. verb (used with object)

4. to drive, put, bring, et

More examples(as adjective)

"softlies can be laughed."

"sarcasticallies can be laughed."

"nervouslies can be laughed."

"merrilies can be laughed."

"uproariouslies can be laughed."

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Origin

(laugh)Old English hlæhhan, hliehhan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch and German lachen, also to laughter.

Phrase

be away laughing
laugh all the way to the bank
have the last laugh
he who laughs last laughs longest
laugh one's head off
laugh in someone's face
the laugh is on me (or you, him, etc.)
laugh like a drain
a laugh a minute
laugh on the other side of one's face
laugh someone/something out of court
laugh oneself silly (or sick)
laugh something to scorn
laugh up one's sleeve
no laughing matter
play something for laughs