To let out a chuckle or giggle is to laugh: people laugh when something is funny.
To chortle, cackle, guffaw, or titter is to laugh. The job of a comedian is to make people laugh. Often people laugh at things that aren't supposed to be funny, and people also laugh to be polite. If something is silly, you can say "That's a laugh!" If you had fun at a party, you can say "Thanks for the laughs." Everybody's laugh sounds a little different. It would be a shame if your laugh sounded like Elmer Fudd.
v produce laughter
shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain
bring into a particular state by crying
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laugh loudly and harshly
laugh a deep, hearty laugh
laugh unrestrainedly and heartily
break up, crack up
emit a loud, unpleasant kind of laughing
guffaw, laugh loudly
chortle, chuckle, laugh softly
laugh quietly or with restraint
be overcome with laughter
laugh loudly and in an unrestrained way
n the sound of laughing
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loud convulsive laughter
a loud laugh suggestive of a hen's cackle
a soft partly suppressed laugh
a foolish or nervous laugh
belly laugh, guffaw
a burst of deep loud hearty laughter
ha-ha, haw-haw, hee-haw, horselaugh
a loud laugh that sounds like a horse neighing
snicker, snigger, snort
a disrespectful laugh
a nervous restrained laugh
n a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
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belly laugh, howler, riot, scream, sidesplitter, thigh-slapper, wow
a joke that seems extremely funny
blue joke, blue story, dirty joke, dirty story
an indelicate joke
a joke at the expense of some ethnic group
funny, funny remark, funny story, good story
an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line)
a joke that is appreciated only by members of some particular group of people
a one-line joke
shaggy dog story
a long rambling joke whose humor derives from its pointlessness
a joke in bad taste
sight gag, visual joke
a joke whose effect is achieved by visual means rather than by speech (as in a movie)