Definition of Laugh softly
1. Verb. Laugh quietly or with restraint.
Generic synonyms: Express Joy, Express Mirth, Laugh
Derivative terms: Chortle, Chuckle
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Literary usage of Laugh softly
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Bookman (1908)
"... and you will take it off quietly by yourself, safe from interruption, and laugh softly over it and be grateful for its humour and its insight. ..."
2. Chief Contemporary Dramatists, Second Series: Eighteen Plays from the Recent by Thomas Herbert Dickinson (1921)
"[JAN begins to laugh softly, in a bewildered way; then grows quite happy and forgetful. While the other children waken, he reaches for the pipe and tries to ..."
3. The Odyssey of Homer by Homer (1909)
"... which drives even the wisest to sing and to laugh softly, and rouses him to dance, yea and makes him to speak out a word which were better unspoken. ..."