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Language: Old English
Origin: hleahtor

laughter

noun
     
laugh‧ter [uncountable]
when people laugh, or the sound of people laughing:
Foster joined in the laughter.
He looked shocked, then burst into laughter (=started laughing).
roar/scream/shriek with laughter (=laugh very loudly)
Audiences roared with laughter.
peals/gales/howls etc of laughter (=loud laughs)
The comment brought peals of laughter from her classmates.

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