Also, canned music. Prerecorded sound effects that can be played repeatedly, as in That canned laughter doesn't make his jokes any funnier, or Canned music is greatly reducing the number of musical jobs available. O. Henry had the term in his story, Cabbages and Kings (1903): “We'll export canned music to the Latins.” Canned laughter today is often used in broadcasting to simulate the reaction of a nonexistent live audience. [c. 1900]
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May their married life have laughter, and that they love one another forever after!All Your Internet Boyfriends Are Taken: Gosling, Cumberbatch, and now Joseph Gordon-Levitt|Melissa Leon|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Canned drinks like Mercy contain up 5,000 percent of the daily value of certain vitamins.
If laughter is the best medicine, The Comeback made you feel enough pain to need a dose—and then it delivered in spades.‘The Comeback’ Finale: Give Lisa Kudrow All of the Awards|Kevin Fallon|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Under the Sun King, such humor—and the laughter associated with it—was seen as more suitable for the masses.
“Robin had us blubbing with laughter all the way through one dinner,” Gilkes recalls.William, Kate, and Jay Z’s Favorite Art Star: Alexander Gilkes' World of Rock Stars and Royalty|Tim Teeman|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His books were read in our homes, often aloud to the family circle by paterfamilias, and moved us to laughter or tears.
This was said with a comical air of doubt, and a half smile, which sent a ripple of laughter over the charming face.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
After supper, stories were told and the laughter, which was loud and long, lasted far into the night.
“It would cost the blood and tears and laughter of the human race,” said Aristide.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Her chum leaned against the door jamb while peal after peal of laughter shook her.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn|Margaret Penrose