laughing Definition

  • 1the action or sound of laughing
  • 2showing amusement and happiness by laughing

Using laughing: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "laughing" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The sound of children laughing filled the room.

  • Example

    She couldn't stop laughing at the joke.

  • Example

    He was laughing so hard that tears streamed down his face.

laughing Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for laughing

Antonyms for laughing

Idioms Using laughing

  • to ultimately succeed or be vindicated after a period of difficulty or being underestimated


    Despite all the criticism, she had the last laugh when her business became successful.

  • to suddenly feel unhappy or embarrassed after feeling confident or pleased


    He thought he had won the game, but when the final score was announced, he was laughing on the other side of his face.

  • to make a lot of money easily and with little effort


    After investing in the startup, he was laughing all the way to the bank when it became a huge success.

Phrases with laughing

  • a situation or event that is considered serious and should not be joked about


    Climate change is no laughing matter.

  • a person or thing that is ridiculed or made fun of


    After his embarrassing performance, he became the laughing stock of the company.

  • nitrous oxide, a gas used as an anesthetic in dentistry


    The dentist gave me some laughing gas to help me relax during the procedure.


Summary: laughing in Brief

Laughing [ˈlæfɪŋ] refers to the action or sound of expressing amusement and happiness. It can be used as a noun or adjective, and synonyms include 'chuckling,' 'giggling,' and 'smiling.' Phrases like 'laughing matter' and 'laughing stock' denote serious situations or ridicule, while idioms like 'have the last laugh' and 'laughing all the way to the bank' express success or vindication.