belly laugh


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belly laugh

An often uncontrolled, loud, and hearty laugh. The old man let out a giant belly laugh when he saw his young granddaughter spill an entire bowl of spaghetti on her head.
See also: belly, laugh

belly laugh

n. a loud, deep, uninhibited laugh. I don’t want to hear giggles when I tell a joke. I want long belly laughs.
See also: belly, laugh
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So health dividends are multiplied, say Tan and Berk, for those who indulge regularly in big ol' belly laughs.
You're always guaranteed a lot of belly laughs with that.
You won't get a lot of belly laughs out of this heavily academic book, but you will learn a thing or two about the use of humour and irony in indigenous women's poetry.
BELLY laughs, poignancy and heartbreak - it appears The Yarn, coming to the Unity this week, has got everything.
Proceeds from the fundraising gig go to Great Ormond Street Hospital, so everyone benefits from a night of belly laughs.
Just like the belly laughs and salty tears that we've all shared through our love affair with our beloved LFC.
Based on the 1969 Walter Matthau comedy Cactus Flower, this is two hours of lunacy that somehow compels us to care about the characters and even delivers a smattering of belly laughs.
Practitioners say the discipline's blend of belly laughs and deep breathing gets rid of stress hormones like cortisol and boosts the immune system.
There were other treats too: Erica Cornejo as a myopic stepsister recklessly threw herself into ridiculous lifts and straddles, eliciting belly laughs.
Murrow and Lucille Ball,'' fondly recalled the laughs he had shared with his colleague, ``everything from giggles to belly laughs.
The Marilyn Monroe/Jane Russell film version--camp and delicious as it is--doesn't quite hit the same breathless pace or provide as many belly laughs as the book.
With a speculative goal in added time the night ended with belly laughs of disbelief.
Genetic disorder is becoming an institution and, even though it comes out infrequently, it's always good for a few belly laughs, several guffaws, much chortling, and the occasional whinny.
Burlesque is part of her soul, a soul that believes in the healing power of belly laughs and fart jokes, which is what essentially sets this film apart from most other historical documentaries.
The third in the Woods Cop series by author Joseph Heywood, this tale offers a nice balance between belly laughs, head-scratching plot lines and the real grit of modern police work.