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laugh

verb [I] uk   /lɑːf/ us    /læf/
A2 to smile while making sounds with your voice that show you think something is funny or you are happy: They laughed at her jokes. I couldn't stop laughing. I said he'd have to give a talk and he laughed nervously. She's so funny - she really makes me laugh. It's very rare that a book is so good you actually laugh out loud. It was so funny, I burst out laughing (= laughed suddenly and loudly). I laughed till I cried.

laugh

noun [C] uk   /lɑːf/ us    /læf/
B1 the act or sound of laughing: a loud/nervous laugh I was embarrassed at the time, but I had a good laugh about it later. informal an enjoyable or funny activity: "How was the party?" "Oh, it was a laugh." mainly UK informal someone who is funny: You'd like Sharon - she's a good laugh.
(Definition of laugh from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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