laugh

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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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References in classic literature ?
Tom and Fanny laughed at her fancy, but she did not tire of it, for the child was lonely, and found something in that little room which the great house could not give her.
Tom laughed at Polly's earnest way of talking when she was interested in anything.
If partners handle laughter or being laughed at in a similar way, they tend to be quite content with their relationship.