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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 ?
He even managed not to laugh (though he did gulp) when we discovered on the mantelpiece a photograph of Joey in ordinary clothes, the garments he wore before he became a clown.
Suddenly Joey was standing beside us, it could not have been more sudden though he had come from beneath the table, and he was wearing his pantomime clothes (which he told us afterward were the only clothes he had) and his red and white face was so funny that David made gurgling sounds, which were his laugh trying to force a passage.
I don't see any laugh in it," I said shortly, and I know my face went sour.
And as I went over the hill, I could hear his monstrous laugh reverberating against the sky.
He made Adelaida and Alexandra laugh all the way to the Vauxhall; but they both laughed so very really and promptly that the worthy Evgenie began at last to suspect that they were not listening to him at all.
But observing that she and the others had begun to laugh, he too opened his mouth and laughed with them.
This made Scraps laugh more heartily than ever, and she said:
There's no difference," he replied, beginning to laugh again.
But the thing that made Will laugh most was, that the very fellow who did it got his trousers burnt trying to put out the fire, and he asked the is it Faculty or President?
Like cats they curve their backs, they purr inwardly with their approaching happiness,-- all good things laugh.
And then she began to laugh too and they both laughed until they could not stop themselves and they laughed until the room echoed and Mrs.
He stood still in der doorway und laugh to him-self.