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Homeric laughter

loud, hearty laughter, as of the gods. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And with peals of Homeric laughter Ferdinand declared she had found the only inoffensive way of silencing him.

  • A bit of my bit of Greek came, too—something about Homeric laughter.

    May Iverson's Career Elizabeth Jordan
  • Then Brett sat down and enjoyed a burst of Homeric laughter.

  • But when they reached the carriages and stood still, they broke into an irrepressible, irresistible fit of Homeric laughter.

    On the Eve Ivan Turgenev
  • This, perhaps, hardly agrees with the popular idea of the term "Homeric laughter."

    Our Stage and Its Critics "E.F.S." of "The Westminster Gazette"
  • Once or twice a vast roar of Homeric laughter went up as some unfortunate slipped and soused into the water.

    The Blazed Trail Stewart Edward White
  • In epic poetry Hephaestus is rather a comic figure, and his limping gait provokes “Homeric laughter” among the gods.

  • This preposterous proposition was received with the Homeric laughter it so richly deserved.

    The American Egypt Channing Arnold
  • The low, angry murmuring suddenly ceased, and a great wave of Homeric laughter rolled over the crowd.

    A Safety Match Ian Hay
  • His eyes wandered, while a peal of Homeric laughter rang in his ears.

British Dictionary definitions for Homeric laughter

Homeric laughter

loud unrestrained laughter, as that of the gods
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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