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guffaw

Pronunciation: /gʌˈfɔː/

Translation of guffaw in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • risotada (feminine), carcajada (feminine) he gave a loud guffaw soltó una gran risotada or carcajada the suggestion was received with guffaws of laughter la sugerencia fue recibida con risotadas
    Example sentences
    • Bleak as the film is, there is occasional respite in the script, drawing wry smiles rather than hearty guffaws.
    • The sergeant, getting a pair of scissors, soon freed the car from its encumbrance, upon which the householder and the lodgers burst into loud guffaws of laughter.
    • Such a remark ordinarily would deserve no more than a hearty guffaw.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

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