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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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I like, many others was used to laughing because of something I'd seen like a television show like Friends where characters like Joey, Chandler, Rachel and Ross amused you with both witty dialogue and action.
Each of those movements, with or without laughing, appeared in varying numbers of chimps at play in an observational study.
Laughing Planet in Bend, Oregon - Given its reputation as treasured destination for all things outdoor-sports and nature-related, Bend is well positioned to accommodate a new Laughing Planet this summer.
"Of course there are times when you might not feel like laughing, just like there are times when you don't feel like going to the gym, but you go anyway because you know it is good for you."
When sessions start, Eoin starts off on fake laughing until the laughter becomes real, but says some people are shy when it comes time to get chortling.
An abundance of gulls, including laughing gulls, in urban areas results in a variety of conflicts between humans and gulls, including hazards to safe aircraft operations (i.e., bird strikes), problems at landfills, transmission of diseases and parasites through water contamination, damage to buildings and structures, and other nuisance issues (Patton, 1988; Belant, 1997; Dolbeer et al., 2003; Rock, 2005).
There in 1995 a medical doctor named Madan Kataria was impressed with the benefits of laughing. He invited a few people he met in a park to join him for an experiment, improving their health by laughing.
Whether you need to relieve stress and tension or just want to start your day off on the right foot, try this quick exercise to start laughing.
It may seem insensitive to laugh when my mother has aches and pains and the indignities of old age, but when I laugh, she laughs with me, even if she isn't quite sure what's she's laughing about.
But I bet he can't resist laughing at chavs in private.
A PERFECT way to set you off 'Laughing Jack' down Whitley Bay shops No longer there, yet we remember so well The moments we shared by just all being there All kinds of laughter to be heard Like the tittering laugh that sounds absurd The giggling laugh you just cannot stop And the donkey laugh that makes you cough The hearty laugh, so loud and bold And the silent laugh, so hard to control The infectious laugh that gives you the cramp And the crying laugh that makes you stamp The sound of laughter, a tonic in one Lifting you up when all hope is gone!
There was a forest of sounds, women laughing like birds in trees; the smell of hairspray was thick and overpowering, a swamp.