Hilton, who at one time exorcised her childhood demons by turning to comedy, said she is unable to laugh anymore.
The very idea of erections among the aged is enough to make some laugh and others gag.
He played football, wrestled, learned to laugh a lot, and poured himself into a career teaching poetry.
They sing, dance, laugh, ride bicycles, marry, play instruments, and eat.
I've been going by this billboard almost daily for the best part of a month, and it still makes me laugh, and groan.
Benedetta began to laugh, while the two young men made merry.
To laugh, were want of goodness and of grace, And to be grave, exceeds all power of face.
At last Jeannette began to laugh, as if she thought it a good joke.
Sara awakened from her dream, started a little, and then broke into a laugh.
"I hope I shall not laugh," she observed to Waveney afterwards.
late 14c., from Old English (Anglian) hlæhhan, earlier hlihhan, from Proto-Germanic *klakhjanan (cf. Old Norse hlæja, Danish le, Old Frisian hlakkia, Old Saxon hlahhian, Middle Dutch and Dutch lachen, Old High German hlahhan, German lachen, Gothic hlahjan), from PIE *kleg-, of imitative origin (cf. Latin cachinnare "to laugh aloud," Sanskrit kakhati "laughs," Old Church Slavonic chochotati "laugh," Lithuanian klageti "to cackle," Greek kakhazein). Originally with a "hard" -gh- sound, as in Scottish loch; the spelling remained after the pronunciation shifted to "-f."
If I coveted nowe to avenge the injuries that you have done me, I myght laughe in my slyve. [John Daus, "Sleidanes Commentaries," 1560]Related: Laughed; laughing.
1680s, from laugh (v.). Meaning "a cause of laughter" is from 1895; ironic use (e.g. that's a laugh) attested from 1930. Laugh track "canned laughter on a TV program" is from 1961.