Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

Laughter and the sound of laughter - thesaurus

Synonyms

laughter

noun

enjoyment or happiness expressed by laughing

laugh

noun

the sound that you make when you laugh

giggle

noun

a high laugh, especially a nervous or silly one

titter

noun

a quiet laugh that you make because you are nervous or embarrassed

belly laugh

noun

a loud deep laugh

cackle

noun

a loud unpleasant laugh

jeering

noun

unkind laughter or comments directed at someone, especially in a public place

roar

noun

the sound of loud laughter

peal

noun

a loud sound of laughter

laughter

noun

the sound of someone laughing

Show me more
Show me less

More synonyms

canned laughter

noun

recorded laughter added to a television or radio programme

gale

noun

a sudden loud noise of people laughing

hah

another spelling of ha

ha ha

interjection

used for representing the sound of laughter. People sometimes say this to show that they think something is not funny.

hilarity

noun

formal a situation in which people laugh a lot

ho ho

interjection

used for representing the sound that someone makes when they laugh or are pretending to laugh

hoot

noun

a short loud sound made by people who are laughing or criticizing something

howl

noun

a loud sound of laughing

merriment

noun

mainly literary laughter and fun

mirth

noun

mainly literary happy laughter

snort

noun

a sudden loud noise that you make through your nose, for example because you are angry or laughing

tee hee

interjection

used for expressing the sound of a short laugh

BuzzWord

hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog
Macmillan learn live love play