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(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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VILLA boss Martin O'Neill has to be admired for the way he is laughing off the club's inability to score from the penalty spot.
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PETER Mandelson showed a great deal of style in laughing off a green assault with a joke.

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