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laughter (n.)

late 14c., from Old English hleahtor "laughter; jubilation; derision," from Proto-Germanic *hlahtraz (source also of Old Norse hlatr, Danish latter, Old High German lahtar, German Gelächter); see laugh (v.).

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Definitions of laughter from WordNet

laughter (n.)
the activity of laughing; the manifestation of joy or mirth or scorn;
he enjoyed the laughter of the crowd
laughter (n.)
the sound of laughing;
Synonyms: laugh
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