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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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a sardonic laugh at the outside world who consider Indian food as just curry'.
He's a genuine leading man with working class charisma, more than capable of being mean and moody, putting the boot in when required and delivering a few sardonic laughs.