Definition of Laughing

1. Adjective. Showing or feeling mirth or pleasure or happiness. "Laughing children"

Exact synonyms: Riant
Similar to: Happy



Definition of Laughing

1. a. & n. from Laugh, v. i.

Definition of Laughing

1. Noun. The action of the verb '''to laugh'''. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of laugh) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Laughing

1. laughter [n -S] - See also: laughter

Medical Definition of Laughing

1. From Laugh, Laughing falcon, a peculiar owl (Sceloglaux albifacies) of New Zealand, said to be on the verge of extinction. The name alludes to its notes. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Laughing

laughably
laughathons
laughe
laughed
laughed out of court
laughen
laugher
laughers
laughest
laugheth
laughful
laughier
laughiest
laughin'
laughing (current term)
laughing(a)
laughing-eyed
laughing-falcon
laughing-gas
laughing-goose
laughing-gull
laughing-hyena
laughing-owl
laughing-stock
laughing disease
laughing dove
laughing doves
laughing falcon

Literary usage of Laughing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Young Mother: Or, Management of Children in Regard to Health by William Andrus Alcott (1838)
"laughing is healthy. A common error. Monastic notions yet too prevalent on ... laughing, like crying, has a good effect on the infantile lungs ; nor is it ..."

2. The Republic of Plato by Plato, Benjamin Jowett (1881)
"Every one can see what we ought to say about them, if we are to be consistent with ourselves. I fear, said Glaucon, laughing, that the word ..."

3. The Life of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini, John Addington Symonds (1889)
"From that point onward we travelled to Paris without the least trouble in the world. Always singing and laughing, we arrived safely at our destination. ..."

4. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"Thus laughing, his Excellency asked to be reminded. Messer Sforza reported these precise words to me on the same evening, laughing too and expressing wonder ..."

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