An expression of mirth particular to the human species; the sound heard in laughing; laughter. (noun)
To show mirth, satisfaction, or derision, by peculiarmovement 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 chucklingsounds from the chest and throat; to indulge in laughter. (verb)
Examples of word laugh
A man, to laugh well, must be an honest man -- mind, I say _laugh_: when Shakspeare says
… Is Wagner’s “Parsifal” his secret laugh of superiority at himself, the triumph of his last and most exalted state of artistic freedom, of artistic transcendence — is it Wagner able to _laugh_ at himself?
But intriguingly, it appears that the laughter of prehistoric people is echoed in the word laugh.
Telling a joke that fails to deliver a laugh is also a violation of one of the many unspoken social contracts that govern our interactions with each other.
I bet her laugh is the most awesome sound I could hear today, just watching her is awesome!
In fact the laugh is at the expense of those who deploy the word.
She has a sexy, hearty voice, but her laugh is all little girl.
THIS house seems to be the house of joy; every face wears a smile, and a laugh is at every body's service.