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LAUGH

An act of expressing pleasure, derision or nervousness with an audible, vocal expulsion of the air from the lungs that can range from a loud burst of sound to a series of quiet chuckles and is usually accompanied by characteristic facial or bodily movements [*]The concept description is based on entries from www.dictionary.com, Collins English Dictionary, the Oxford English Dictionary and Noah Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language
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n. boff /bɔf/

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ClabplosVLClabfric  
int. bwahaha /‘bwa:’ha:’ha:/

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ClabplosCl/vs/vV͞CglottfricCglottfric  
v. cackle /'kækl/

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CvelplosVCvelplos  
int. fnarr-fnarr /fnær/

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ClabfricCalvnasVCR  
v. giggle /gɪgl/

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CvelplosVCvelplos  
v. guffaw /gʌ’fɔ:/

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CvelplosVClabfricL  
int. hackigi-gi-gi-gi /’hækɪ’gɪ’gɪ/

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CglottfricVCvelplosVCvelplosVCvelplosV  
int. ha-ha /hʌ/

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CglottfricV  
int. har-har /ha:/

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Cglottfric  
int. hee-hee /hi:/

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Cglottfric  
int. he-he /he/

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CglottfricVCglottfricV  
int. ho-ho-ho /həʋ/

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CglottfricVdiph  
int. huh-huh /hʌh/

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CglottfricVCglottfric  
int. hyuk-hyuk /hjυk/

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CglottfricCpals/vVLCvelplos  
int. ke-ke-ke-ke /'ke'ke'ke/

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CglottfricV  
v. laugh /la:f/

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ClatV͞Clabfric (earlier hlæhh, hlæhhan, hlihhan, hlehhan, hlæhan, hlihhan, hlichan, hlihan, hlihgan)
v. scoff /skɔf/

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CalvsibCvelplosVLClabfric  
v. snicker /‘snɪkə/

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CalvsibCalvnasVCvelplos  
v. snigger /snɪgə/

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CalvsibCalvnasVCvelplos  
v. tee-hee /ti:’hi:/

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CdenplosV͞Cglottfric  
v. titter /’tɪtə/

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CdenplosVCdenplos  
int. woo-hoo /‘wu: 'hu:/

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Cl/vs/vLCglottfricL  
int. yaw-haw /‘jɔ:’hɔ:/

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Cpals/vLCglottfricL  
int. yuk-yuk /jʌk/

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Cpals/vVCvelplos