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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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Panaji (Goa) [India], Sep 24 ( ANI ): Goa Congress president Girish Chodankar on Monday termed Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's decision to drop two ministers from the state cabinet on health ground as 'laughable and hypocrite'.
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