Did you know?

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

Words used to describe laughter and laughs - synonyms and related words

brittle

adjective

a brittle laugh or smile does not show real humour or happiness

humorless

the American spelling of humourless

humourless

adjective

a humourless smile or laugh expresses no pleasure

laughingly

adverb

in a way that shows you think something is silly

laughingly

adverb

if you do something laughingly, you laugh as you do it

mirthless

adjective

a mirthless smile or laugh expresses feelings such as anger or sadness

mocking

adjective

showing that you think someone or something is stupid

jeering

adjective

mirthful

adjective

mirthfully

adverb

mirthlessly

adverb

mockingly

adverb

a hollow laugh

a laugh that sounds sad rather than happy or sincere

JOMO

… a feeling of pleasure you get from spending time doing what you want and not worrying about what other people are doing or saying

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

brain fade

a temporary inability to think clearly or remember information

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