laughter englannista suomeksi
The sound of laughing, produced by air so expelled; any similar sound.
A movement (usually involuntary) of the muscles of the laughing face, particularly of the lips, and of the whole body, with a peculiar expression of the eyes, indicating merriment, satisfaction or derision, and usually attended by a sonorous and interrupted expulsion of air from the lungs.
(RQ:Browne Pseudodoxia Epidemic)
- The act of laughter, which is caused by a sweet contraction of the muscles of the face, and a pleasant agitation of the vocal organs, is not merely, or totally within the jurisdiction of ourselves.
(RQ:Longfellow Miles Standis)
- Archly the maiden smiled, and with eyes overrunning with laughter.
A reason for merriment.
(l); the production of laughs or snickers.
- (quote-book)|title=(w)|chapter=Book IV|line= 862-868|passage= She was right swich to seen in hir visage / As is that wight that men on bere binde / Hir face, lyk of Paradys the image / Was al y-chaunged in another kinde. / The pleye, the laughtre men was wont to finde / On hir, and eek hir Ioyes everychone, / Ben fled, and thus lyth now Criseyde allone.
A humorous matter; something worthy of being derided.