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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Nancy Rue, best-selling fiction author, says, "Like the true storyteller she is, Candy spins the funny scenes in a way that brings on the belly laughter, sometimes in the midst of tears.
A good 10 minutes' belly laughter - engaging the diaphragm - is equivalent to a 30-minute workout on a rowing machine or treadmill.
That is the history of all immigration - an acceptance that we need new skills leavened by continuing belly laughter at, and leg-pulls of, all newcomers until they've shaken down.
I made the joyous discovery that 10 minutes of genuine belly laughter had an anesthetic effect and would give me at least two hours of pain-free sleep .
I felt that Cameron, being the kind and sweet, supportive colleague she was, would have assured me I had nothing to worry about and that my legs were magnificent specimens, but she burst into spontaneous belly laughter.
The loud outbursts of belly laughter and, seconds later, sobs and accompanying cheeks soaked with tears, indicate the kind of swings in emotion you don't want exposed to strangers.
After last year's belly laughter show Scouse Pacific I can't wait.
Even more important, acting happy, whether through deep belly laughter or a simple smile, activates positive chemicals in the brain that keep us alert and physically healthy.
Diagnosed with a rare form or arthritis, Cousins "made the joyous discovery that 10 minutes of genuine belly laughter had an anesthetic effect and would give me at least two hours of pain-free sleep.
Dieing through tales of marital woes and family travails, streams of tears mixing with belly laughter, they could be extras in a Dixie Chicks music video.
With its non-stop bizarre twists and turns, this is guaranteed to induce full belly laughter with it's hilarious and memorable scenes.
I made the joyous discovery that ten minutes of genuine belly laughter had an anesthetic effect and would give me at least two hours of pain-free sleep.
What it does, however, is inspire another round of belly laughter among the guys and quips of other possible embarrassing scenarios.
And Terry Wogan will be commentating, with his usual wry observations and occasional fits of blarney belly laughter.