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laughter Syllabification: laugh·ter
Pronunciation: /ˈlaftər/

Definition of laughter in English:


The action or sound of laughing: he roared with laughter
More example sentences
  • The sounds of laughter echoed in his head and the images of men laughing flashed across his eyes.
  • She described a time where she walked into Jackson's room to the sound of laughter.
  • The empty bathroom flung the words back at me, making them sound like hollow laughter.
laughing, chuckling, chortling, guffawing, giggling, tittering, twittering, cackling, sniggering
informal hysterics


Old English hleahtor, of Germanic origin; related to German Gelächter, also to laugh.

Words that rhyme with laughter

after, drafter, grafter, hereafter, rafter, thereafter, whereafter

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