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.
References in classic literature ?
Are they obliged to sit mumchance, and to be ordered about till they are the laughing-stock of young and old?
You mean well, you mean well, and I quite mourn that it cannot be; but he has seen me a sight and a laughing-stock for—”
Go home and bring up your children if you have any, and attend to your business, and give over going wandering about the world, gaping and making a laughing-stock of yourself to all who know you and all who don't.