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laugh (laf) [ME. laughen, to laugh]
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 laughRisus sardonicus.
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The veterans' symptoms, which she plays for laughs
, are really gross, and seemingly not easy to fake.
While best known as a serious actor after roles in Gandhi and last year's Hugo, here the Yorkshire-born actor plays for laughs
as Aladeen's scheming brother.