Definition of Laugh softly

1. Verb. Laugh quietly or with restraint.

Exact synonyms: Chortle, Chuckle
Generic synonyms: Express Joy, Express Mirth, Laugh
Derivative terms: Chortle, Chuckle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Laugh Softly

laugh a minute
laugh all the way to the bank
laugh at
laugh away
laugh down
laugh in one's sleeve
laugh like a drain
laugh like a hyena
laugh line
laugh loudly
laugh machine
laugh off
laugh one's head off
laugh out of court
laugh softly (current term)
laugh track
laugh up one's sleeve
laughed out of court

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. ..."

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