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laugh

(laf) [ME. laughen, to laugh]
1. The sound produced by laughing. Synonym: risus
2. To express emotion, usually happiness or mirth, by a series of inarticulate sounds. Typically the mouth is open and a wide smile is present.

sardonic laugh

Risus sardonicus.
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Now, the 81-year-old Spanish artist is having the last laugh.
London, May 5 ( ANI ): Australian cricketer Chris Rogers has vowed that his team will be having the last laugh during the Ashes when they win the series even though he admitted that he is friends with English cricketer Steven Finn, with whom he plays in the Middlesex county side.
But a teen violinist who divided the judges back in the 80s is having the last laugh.
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Ramu certainly might be having the last laugh looking at Karan making the same mistakes that he did once.
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He continued: "I have been speaking to a few of the lads down there over the last week and the banter has been flying but hopefully I will be the one having the last laugh come Saturday
But it may be the mosquitoes that are having the last laugh.
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But you also know Bol will be the one who ends up having the last laugh after this high slap-sticking escapade.