an inner quality, mood, disposition, etc., suggestive of laughter; mirthfulness: a man of laughter and goodwill.
an expression or appearance of merriment or amusement.
Archaic. an object of laughter; subject or matter for amusement.
Laughter is a physical reaction in humans and some other species of primate,
consisting typically of rhythmical, often audible contractions of the diaphragm and
Punctuation Effect. One of the key features of natural laughter is its placement in
speech, linguists say. Laughter almost always occurs during pauses at the end ...
When you think something is funny, you laugh. But do you know why and how
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Surprisingly, most laughter isn't about humor, says Robert Provine, professor of
psychology and neuroscience at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Learn how to harness the powerful health benefits of laughter and humor.
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Mar 25, 2014 ... Laughter is a vexing subject even when it's not spreading through the
countryside like a virulent disease. Take the work of Robert Provine, ...