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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Instead it's a play for laughs with much slapstick and a torrent of one-liners -some of them funny -which is meant to catch the spirit of Morecambe and Wise in their heyday.